Monday, February 24, 2020

Cabinet okays Indo-Lanka MoU to upgrade Jaffna Int’l Airport

The Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India to upgrade the Jaffna International Airport in Palaly with a Rs.300 million grant, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says.

Through the financial grant it is expected to improve the facilities in the areas of airport terminal modification, electricity supply, solid waste management system and utility and transit services.

By now in the Palaly airport a Temporary aviation control tower is fixed. Airport Runaway lighting system is already under procurement.

Facilities at the Passenger Transport Terminal at the Palaly airport will also be upgraded. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of Jaffna International Airport with the Government of India.
24/02/20 Dinuli Francisco/Daily News
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