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Governor Emmanuel inspects ongoing construction activities at the Victor Attah International Airport.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel says the maintenance repair and overhaul facility, terminal building and taxi way undergoing construction at Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo would all be inaugurated this year.

The governor made this known while inspecting the projects at the airport.

The governor who expressed satisfaction with the level of work executed by the contractors, stated that the maintenance repair and overhaul which is at 84 percent completion, has the capacity of carrying two 747 aircraft series, eight a-220 300 series and all the CRJS, adding that the MRO when fully operational will facilitate the economic growth of the State.

Governor Emmanuel hinted that as part of government’s efforts in aviation development, 100 youths will be trained in aeronautical engineering and other specialized fields beginning with first badge of 40 youths which will be handled by experts from airbus company.

He pointed out that the project which is a total approach to aviation development will attract other foreign airlines and assured that there will be ease of business transaction in the State.

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