Linkon Maynard, chairman of the board for the St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority, has announced the establishment of an Airport Project Management Committee to oversee the successful completion of the upcoming Expansion and Upgrade Project at the Robert L. Bradshaw Int’l Airport.

The Project, which is expected to begin within the next three months, will see the resurfacing of the airport’s runway, the coating of existing aircraft apron, and the construction of a new aircraft apron to accommodate six (6) large wide-bodied aircraft.

A major objective of the newly established Airport Project Management Committee is to recommend the selection of a contractor for the Project, amongst several pre-qualified contractors that have already submitted their bids for review.

In addition to selecting a contractor, the Committee will assess the Project’s contractual arrangements and recommend a structure that ensures the successful completion of the Project according to specifications, within budget, and on time.

Mr. Samer Jumean, Senior Advisor to the Authority since June 2004, has been appointed as Chairman of the Committee. In addition to Mr. Jumean, the members of the Committee include General Manager, Mr. Donald Cable, Airport Manager Mr. Denzil Jones, Asst. Airport Manager, Mr. Robert Warner, and Senior Project Officer Ernest Robinson.

At an estimated cost of EC$50 million, the project is slated for completion before the end of 2006, to ensure readiness ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.