19 janvier 2023 | Local, Aérospatial

Le ministère de la Défense nationale augmente sa contribution financière pour les travaux de modernisation de la piste de l’aéroport d’Inuvik

Le 19 janvier 2023 – Inuvik (Territoires du Nord‑Ouest) – Ministère de la Défense nationale/Forces armées canadiennes

Aujourd’hui, le député des Territoires du Nord‑Ouest, Michael V. McLeod, a annoncé, au nom de la ministre de la Défense nationale Anita Anand, que le ministère de la Défense nationale augmentera de 80 millions de dollars son investissement dans la modernisation de la piste de l’aéroport d’Inuvik, portant ainsi sa contribution à 230 millions de dollars. Le financement sera versé au gouvernement des Territoires du Nord‑Ouest et servira à achever le reste des travaux nécessaires pour prolonger et moderniser la piste principale de 6 000 pieds de l’aéroport d’Inuvik.

Les travaux de modernisation de la piste d’Inuvik visent principalement à améliorer la capacité de l’aérodrome à accueillir des aéronefs plus grands et plus lourds, ce qui constitue une amélioration importante de la capacité du Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l’Amérique du Nord (NORAD) et de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC) de mener des opérations dans le Nord et l’Arctique. Ces travaux sont essentiels pour que les Forces armées canadiennes puissent continuer d’avoir la capacité de relever les nouveaux défis en matière de sécurité dans le Nord et l’Arctique, et ils font écho à l’annonce de la ministre Anand, en juin 2022, concernant le plan du gouvernement visant à moderniser les capacités du NORAD au Canada. Plaque tournante centrale du transport dans l’Arctique de l’Ouest et communauté en pleine croissance, Inuvik est un emplacement de choix pour nous permettre d’atteindre nos objectifs dans l’Arctique, tout en créant des possibilités pour les collectivités autochtones et du Nord. Nous prévoyons que les travaux de modernisation de la piste seront terminés en 2027.

Le gouvernement du Canada est déterminé à faire en sorte que les membres des Forces armées canadiennes disposent de l’infrastructure dont ils ont besoin dans le Nord pour s’entraîner et accomplir leurs tâches efficacement. Le financement pour ce projet permettra également de créer des emplois bien rémunérés et des possibilités économiques pour la région Beaufort‑Delta pendant la construction.

https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-defense-nationale/nouvelles/2023/01/le-ministere-de-la-defense-nationale-augmente-sa-contribution-financiere-pour-lestravaux-de-modernisation-de-la-piste-de-laeroport-dinuvik.html

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