The pace at which work is being done on the Argyle International Airport is picking up speed thanks to an increase in the compliment of equipment currently being used on the international airport site.
The IADC has bought a number of pieces of used heavy earthmoving equipment to add to its fleet to ensure that construction work on the airport is completed by March 2012.
Earlier this month saw the arrival of two motor scrapers, purchased from Politiri Holdings Ltd of Canada. Seven (7) of twelve (12) trucks, previously owned by the British Army, and bought from the British firm, L. Jackson & Co. arrived here on Wednesday October 28th and were taken to the Airport site last evening. The other five (5) trucks purchased are scheduled to arrive in St Vincent over the next few weeks.
The IADC has already begun earthworks on the 2nd kilometer of the airport runway, as well as the area for the terminal building and other landside facilities. With these additional pieces of equipment and the increased work day to 12 hours for field workers, the volume of work done every day will rise significantly in the coming months.
Earlier this year, IADC purchased, from its own resources, several pieces of used equipment, which are now fully utilized on the project site. Additional equipment are still needed and the company is continuing to source such.