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Providenciales (West Indies)

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the British funding and construction of the airport on the island of Providenciales in the West Indies.

The airport improvement project on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands is being financed from British aid funds and just under £4 million has been provided for this purpose. It is being undertaken as part of the general provision of infrastructure required for the development of tourism on which the island's future viability is considered to depend; and to enable the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands to fulfill their obligations under an agreement entered into in February 1980 with Club Méditerranée for the establishment of a holiday village. Work started on the site in July 1981 and the latest date for completion is the 11 January 1983.