Preliminary plans have begun to upgrade the Lethem aerodrome to cater for a spike in business activity in the southern Guyanese township, according to Aviation Minister Robeson Benn.
“What we want to do since there is a heavy traffic at the border and a lot of movement of businessmen who want to see the area…we want to put in a terminal building there and continue the work and improve the terminal building,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.
He said the design of a new terminal building and the acquisition of nearby lands for future development would form part of the overall project. “We have preliminary designs and preliminary locations that we are looking at for a new little terminal building at Lethem,” added.
Construction of the new building, Benn said, could begin next year.
Addressing a symposium titled “The Future of Aviation in Guyana,” at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), the Aviation Minister predicted that the Lethem aerodrome would “ultimately become another regional airport.”
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The Lethem runway is 5,294 feet.
Guyana this month celebrates 100 years of aviation.
Source: Demerara Waves