Feds deliver millions to 19 Wing Comox

$30 million in infrastructure funding announced

  • Jul. 30, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Record staff

Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan was joined by Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence at 19 Wing Comox Thursday to announce $30 million in infrastructure improvement funding.

In total, eight projects at 19 Wing Comox will be completed at the Wing over the next two years.

The projects include:

• $8 million toward the upgrading of residential housing units;

• $2 million toward the upgrading of on-base military quarters;

• $3.1 million in airfield repairs, including crack sealant, pavement repairs and replacement where required;

• $1.5 million to assess the airfield drainage system;

• $3.6 million to repair and replace the roof of Hangar 7;

* $5.5 million to renovate the interior of Hangar 7, including the removal of encapsulated asbestos;

$3.8 million to replace culverts, drainage basins, and issues related to the Queen’s Ditch (the airfield drainage ditch);

$2.3 million to protect the shoreline of Kye Bay and help to minimize erosion along the bluffs.

 

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