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Federal government invests in Hamilton airport upgrades

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Federal government invests in Hamilton airport upgrades

HAMILTON, ONT. — The Government of Canada is making a major investment of $18.5 million for a project that will increase efficiency at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and help move Canadian goods to international markets.

The project, which will be funded through the National Trade Corridors Fund, will upgrade the two main runways, supporting taxiways and lighting systems at the airport.

The work will enable the airport to accommodate larger wide-body aircraft, increasingly being used for domestic and long-haul trade routes to Asia and Europe, states a release, adding the project supports expanding Canadian trade to overseas markets by ensuring that the airport is equipped to accommodate growth in exports and imports passing through.

The investments are expected to have economic and employment benefits for the region by creating about 370 jobs during construction.

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