The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has paid out some EC$58-million in wages and salaries to workers at the Argyle International Airport.

The disclosure was made by Sir Vincent Beache, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Airport Development Company, in his remarks on Monday at a Military Parade and Flag Raising ceremony held to mark the official opening of the airport.

Mr. Beache said the payment of EC 58 million 847 thousand 562 dollars was made over the eight years the facility was under construction.

Mr. Beache also disclosed how much money was spent on services such as trucking and hiring equipment, and explained that this was money that was circulated within the economy during this time period.

Meanwhile, Baushan Ger, Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said the Terminal Building at the Argyle International Airport which was completed in December 2013, is the single largest and most advanced infrastructure that Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines built together.

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