A formal announcement as to the official commencement of operations of the Argyle International Airport will be made soon.
Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, made this disclosure while addressing the annual military parade held at the Victoria Park to commemorate this country’s 37th anniversary of independence.
The Argyle International Airport construction is the largest capital project ever undertaken by any government of this country and was done with the assistance of friendly nations including Venezuela, Cuba, and Taiwan.
Dr. Gonsalves said the government’s mandate was being implemented in a complicated external and challenging economic and political environment.
However, his administration continues to put people at the center of its socio and economic policies especially as it seeks to build a harmonious and just economic system conjointly through the private, cooperative and state sectors.
“In this way, we can achieve our goal to constructive a modern, competitive post -colonial economy which is at once national, regional and global in our people’s interest. I want to appeal once again to all public and private sector employees, managers and leaders to lift our productivity and delivery of service,” he said.
PM Gonsalves said the majority of Vincentians were focused and disciplined at their workplaces but there was still a minority who was insufficiently productive.
He then urged them to “do better” in their own interest and that of the country.
He also further appealed to the domestic private sector to make use of the economic and business opportunities which are available adding that his government was ready to facilitate entrepreneurs in establishing or expanding their businesses, this, he said, was being done by his government over the years.
Giving an example, he said, he had stressed repeatedly that the state land was available for use in the area of tourism development and urged local investors to partner with government on this venture. “Let us together create more jobs and wealth for our people,” he said.