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Canada’s minister of transport and Quebec lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $14.5 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund.
The investment to Air Inuit Ltd. includes the construction of a new cargo warehouse and extension of the hangar bay for aircraft maintenance at the Kuujjuaq, Que., airport.
This project will allow the Kuujjuaq airport to:
• improve security of the north-south transportation corridor between Montreal and Nunavik and within the Nunavik region;
• improve the ability to preserve food security with larger storage capacities and build a more reliable supply chain; and
• increase economic development with added capacity to support business growth, infrastructure, and industries more efficiently.
The National Trade Corridors Fund invests in construction and research projects in the Arctic and Northern regions to support transportation infrastructure, including airports, roads, bridges, and airport facilities. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring northern communities get the affordable goods they need.
“We’re investing to reduce food losses caused by delays and to ensure a more stable and efficient supply of goods for people in the Arctic and Northern communities. With stronger supply chains, we’re helping people get the goods they need, when they need them, at a reasonable price,” said Rodriguez.
This press release was prepared and distributed by Transport Canada.