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SLASPA To Begin Ceiling Maintenance Works At Hewanorra International Airport


As part of the maintenance and upkeep of the Hewanorra International Airport (HIA), the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), from February 09, 2023, will embark on ceiling maintenance and upgrade within the Departures Lounge.

This undertaking forms part of the HIA Departures Improvement Programme.

The ceiling upgrade project, which began in 2018, consists of 2 phases which upon completion will realize the complete replacement and upgrade of the over 30 year -old ceiling within the departures lounge.

During that period, the Authority completed phase 1, which included the ceiling upgrade within the passport control and security screening area.

The project, in phases, will assume an approach that will involve the zoning of various areas within the departure lounge, with the majority of reconstruction undertaken in the evening following the last flight.

Therefore, the Authority does not anticipate any major disruptions to airport operations during this period. However, minor discomfort is expected, considering changes in the seating arrangements within the lounge and boarding gates.

“Our passenger comfort and experience are our main priority. In this regard, the engineering team has designed the project to ensure efficient operations, considering concessionaires and other relevant airport commercial business” says the Mechanical Engineer at SLASPA, Mr. Mandel Samuel. The project implementation, he added, will endeavor to minimize inconveniences to passengers.

Under the supervision and oversight of the Engineering Department, SGD Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of SG Defreitas and Company Limited in St Vincent and the Grenadines, is contracted to complete this project.

SGP Engineering Inc is a recognized regional company specializing in commercial and industrial HVAC projects in St Lucia.

Upon completion, SLASPA anticipates an improved departure lounge to enhance the experience within that area. Passengers are advised to pay attention to all signage for further guidance.

SOURCE: Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority

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  1. The new and modern Hospital to serve the Southerly Districts, with about 60% completed is deliberately left to rotten away, simply because it was started under the UWP Administration, and small minds think that Chastanet would claim credit for its building. The small mindedness of ‘a cadre of individuals’ in the Cabinet, filled with hatred, racism and resentment, want to make sure it wont be built though it has cost the Treasury $millions in construction, building contract, and materials on the ground. The Labour Administration rather spend millions on buildings which can never qualify as a Hospital, such as the old U.S. Health Clinic and an outdated Stadium, while deterioration takes place at the proposed modern Hospital. Thank you Kenny & Jn Baptiste for your help; flights to Miami is o.k. for those who can afford it. God be merciful to the poor.


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