AML signed a Declaration of Intent with the European Union (EU), the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) , for the purpose of financing development projects at Plaine Corail Airport in Rodrigues, for an amount of about MUR 4 Billion.
The Ceremony was held on Tuesday 27 November 2019 in Rodrigues in the presence of the Prime Minister, Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and other eminent personalities.
The projects being funded under this scheme include the construction of a new 2.4 km long runway, associated taxiways and a new air traffic control tower, the extension of aircraft parking stands and the setting up of new facilities for augmented aircraft fuel storage capacity, as well as for the airport rescue and firefighting services.
Works are expected to start around the third quarter of 2021 and should be completed by end of 2023. This massive project is expected to bring a significant boost to the air connectivity of the island, while creating new opportunities for business and tourism in Rodrigues.