Smooth flow expected at airport for CWC
March 25, 2007
ARRANGEMENTS are in place at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for a smooth flow of passengers and baggage for Cricket World Cup visitors, officials have reported.
The Government Information Agency (GINA) said President Bharrat Jagdeo visited the airport last Wednesday to check on works still under way to enhance the aesthetics and baggage processing facilities.
Accompanying President Jagdeo were Minister of Transport and Hydraulics, Robeson Benn, CJIA Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Ghir and General Manager, Mohammed Khan.
GINA said Mr. Jagdeo’s main concern was the free flow of passengers through the airport to avoid any unnecessary delay during the rush period to enter the country for the super eight matches which commence on March 28 at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
The President, the agency said, witnessed the procedure for entering the country and baggage handling, and was given an update on the remaining enhancement works at the airport.
The government has invested significant funds in the airport to enhance security, infrastructure, and passenger comfort. The tarmac has been resurfaced, a new executive lounge installed, and the customs area extended.
GINA said security arrangements have also been tightened at the airport.