Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 04 March, 2008
Written Answers. - Regional Airports.
Deputy John O’Mahony Deputy John O’Mahony
Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Transport his plans for the development of regional airports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9158/08]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: In February 2007 the Government approved grants amounting to €86 million for the six regional airports in respect of the period up to 2010 from within the Transport 21 overall provision of €100 million for this purpose.
A total of €38.7 million was approved for investment in essential safety and security infrastructure and equipment upgrades involving Exchequer grants at a rate of 90%.
The scheme also provides funding of €47 million at a rate of 75% for developmental projects including range of runway, apron and terminal projects designed to accommodate the further growth in passenger numbers which the airports are targeting.
All of the regional airports are actively engaged in implementing their individual programmes within the Transport 21 framework.
Dáil Éireann 649 Written Answers. Regional Airports.