The Government of Canada announced an investment of up to nearly $23.5 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for an expansion and sustainability project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
This project, which will cost close to $47 million, will allow the Hamilton International Airport to:
- handle increased cargo operations by improving and expanding airfield capacity;
- increase de-icing capacity; and
- build a new independent road to reduce congestion.
“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is an important trade hub for key economic sectors such as transportation, warehousing, agriculture, automotive, manufacturing and more. This significant funding will help the airport manage the growth of cargo operations in this strategic trade corridor, while providing opportunities for access to global markets and creating new permanent jobs,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.
“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is home to one of Canada’s largest cargo freighter distribution networks and is crucial to the supply chains and economic opportunities in Hamilton and the surrounding communities. Today’s investment highlights our commitment to build reliable and efficient supply chains while creating jobs and positioning our economy for success.” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and MP for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.
“Hamilton International Airport, Canada’s third largest cargo airport by payload, serves as a global gateway in a strategic transportation and trade corridor, and is an economic engine generating significant jobs, industry activity, and GDP. This support from the National Trade Corridors Fund will enable Hamilton International Airport to advance investment to expand and strengthen its airfield and critical assets, create new full-time jobs, generate additional economic activity, and ensure that existing infrastructure under pressure today will be ready to support current and emerging growth well into the future,” said Cole Horncastle, executive managing director, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
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