Port Blair Airport to get New Terminal Building by October, 2022


Gateway to the pristine islands of Andaman &Nicobar, Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is soon going to have a new terminal building. Considering the surge in the passenger traffic, Airports Authority of India has undertaken thework for Construction of New Integrated Terminal Building at an estimated cost of around Rs.707.73 Crore.


With total built up area of 40,837 sqm., the new terminal building will be capable to handle 1200 passengers during peak hoursand about 40 lakhs passengers annually.The new passenger terminal building will have three floors comprising of lower ground, upper ground and first floor.Thelower ground floor will be used as remote arrival, bus lounge and service area, the upper ground floor as access to the terminal building for departure andarrival of the passengers and the first floor as Security Hold Area (SHA) for international passengers.


Inspired from nature, the design of the terminal is a shell shaped structure depicting sea and islands. New Terminal Building is a Large Span (120 Mtr) structural steel framed building provided with aluminum sheet roofing and cable net glazingall around.The entire terminal will also have 100 per cent natural lighting for 12 hours a day which will be achieved by skylights along the roof.The world-class building will be equipped with 28 check-in counters, three passenger boarding bridges and four conveyor belts. City side area of the airport will also be developed with adequate parking facilities for car, taxi and buses along with the landscaping.


The work for construction of additional Apron area is also in progress which will add four additional baysfor the parking of the aircraft. More than 80% of project work is completed and the development project is targeted to be completed by October, 2022.


The operationalization of new terminal building will give boost to the expansion of tourism industry andthereby improving economy of the region. The increased connectivity will not only create new employment opportunities for the local community but also provide accessto better educational and medical facilities.




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Work in progress –Upper Ground Floor














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Canada – Minister Blair to make a funding announcement to Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations assisting with Emergency Management and Response 

Minister Blair to make a funding announcement to Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations assisting with Emergency Management and Response

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, for a funding announcement to support both capacity building and domestic deployment to four Canadian emergency management NGOs under the Supporting a Humanitarian Workforce to Respond to COVID-19 and Other Large-Scale Emergencies (HWF) program.

Following the announcement, Minister Blair will take questions from the media.

This event will also be livestreamed via our YouTube channel: Safety in Canada.

Questions will only be possible via teleconference (details included below). Media can also view the news conference via Zoom (registration required as per instructions below).

Date

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time

1:00 p.m. EDT

Media who wish to participate by phone can dial-in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the news conference. (Only teleconference participants will be able to ask questions).

Participant dial-in numbers: 1-866-805-7923 / 613-960-7518

Access Code: 2392957#

To view the news conference via Zoom (view only and no questions), please send an email to psmediarelations@ps-sp.gc.ca. Registrations must be completed no later than 9:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 4.   

Annie Cullinan

Press Secretary

Office of the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

annie.cullinan@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Canada – Minister Blair Highlights Budget 2022 Investments to Make Life More Affordable in Kingston

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, for a media availability to speak about Budget 2022 investments to make life more affordable in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, for a media availability to speak about Budget 2022 investments to make life more affordable in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.  

He will be joined by Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and Rob Adams, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Eastern Ontario.

Following the media availability, Minister Blair will take questions from the media.

Date

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time

11:30 a.m. EDT

Location

The YMCA of Kingston

100 Wright Crescent

Kingston, Ontario

Media representatives who wish to attend the event must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to sign in and present photo ID and credentials.       

Media and guests are asked to respect local physical distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to share their name and phone number for possible contact tracing. Wearing a mask is required, especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Public health protocols are in effect: please stay home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here: About Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Public Health Ontario, practice good hand washing and other hygiene steps, as well as physical distancing.

Annie Cullinan

Press Secretary

Office of the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

annie.cullinan@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Canada – Minister Blair to Visit Whitehorse

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Richard Mostyn, Minister of Community Services for Yukon, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, for a media availability.

April 12, 2022

Minister Blair and Minister Mostyn to hold a media availability
Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Richard Mostyn, Minister of Community Services for Yukon, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, for a media availability to talk about the importance of intergovernmental coordination in emergency preparedness and response.

Following the media availability, Ministers Blair and Mostyn, and MP Hanley will take questions from the media.

Date

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Time

11:45 a.m. YST

Location

Yukon Legislative Assembly

2071 Second Avenue

Whitehorse, Yukon

Media representatives who wish to attend the event must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to sign in and present photo ID and credentials.           

Media who wish to participate by phone can dial-in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the news conference. Teleconference participants will be able to ask questions.

Participant dial-in numbers: 1-866-546-3377

Access Code: 876352

Minister Blair and Dr. Brendan Hanley, MP for Yukon to tour National Housing Strategy site
Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, as they tour Normandy Manor, a National Housing Strategy site. They will also speak about Budget 2022 and the significant investments that will build more homes and make housing more affordable.

Date

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Time

1:40 p.m. YST

Location

Normandy Manor

468 Range Road

Whitehorse, Yukon

Media and guests are asked to respect local physical distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to share their name and phone number for possible contact tracing. Wearing masks is required, especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Public health protocols are in effect: please stay home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here: COVID-19 information | Government of Yukon, practice good hand washing and other hygiene steps, as well as physical distancing.

Annie Cullinan

Press Secretary

Office of the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

annie.cullinan@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Canada – Minister Blair and Minister Farnworth to hold media availability following meeting on disaster recovery and climate resilience

The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, will hold a media availability following the third meeting of the Committee of British Columbia and Federal Ministers on Disaster Response and Climate Resilience.

Ottawa, Ontario – April 8, 2022 –The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, will hold a media availability following the third meeting of the Committee of British Columbia and Federal Ministers on Disaster Response and Climate Resilience.

Press Conference

Date: April 11, 2022

Time: 2:45 p.m. PST

Location:

Vancouver Cabinet Office

740-999 Canada Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

Media can also participate via teleconference, using the number and passcode below.

Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153

Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003

Participant passcode: 7967253#

Annie Cullinan

Press Secretary

Office of the Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

Annie.Cullinan@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Jordan Turner

Communications Director, EMBC

Government Communications and Public Engagement

jordan.turner@gov.bc.ca

250-896-1928