Freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel will receive a major upgrade after the government of Canada approved C$50 million of funding.
The announcement was made by the Honourable Marc Garneau, minister of transport and work will include refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving road access; increase aircraft parking capacity; and building 20,000 sq m of warehouse space.
The project will support the export of Canadian goods via Montreal’s Mirabel airport, creating necessary facilities to accommodate growth in exports and imports.
Garneau says: “Our government is proud to invest in this infrastructure that plays a key role for Canada’s economy. By investing in our transportation and trade corridors we are stimulating economic growth and creating quality middle-class jobs.”
The government of Canada is supporting infrastructure projects, and says trade diversification is a key component of the National Trade Corridors Fund that improve transporting goods to overseas markets and generates overseas trades.