Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, announced an investment of $18.5 million for a project that will increase efficiency at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and move Canadian goods to international markets.

“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a key factor in the growth of the Hamilton economy,” said Filomena Tassi, MP for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas. “I am thrilled this project is going ahead. The improvements to our airport announced today will create more travel options for Hamiltonians and help businesses get more products to market.”

The project will upgrade the airport’s two main runways, supporting taxiways and lighting systems to increase efficiency at the airport, which is necessary to maintain the efficiency and safety of the airport’s cargo trade. This work will also enable the airport to accommodate larger wide-body aircraft, increasingly being used for domestic and long-haul trade routes to Asia and Europe. The project supports expanding Canadian trade to overseas markets by ensuring that John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is equipped to accommodate growth in exports and imports passing through the airport.

These investments are expected to have important economic and employment benefits for the region by creating an estimated 370 jobs during construction.

The Government of Canada is supporting infrastructure projects that contribute most to Canada’s success in international trade. Trade diversification is a key component of the National Trade Corridors Fund.

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