Wednesday marked 18 months since Hurricane Irma and it also was the day of a major investment announcement coming to the Virgin Islands. That’s in the amount of $7 million to Port Authority.
The announcement came in a press conference with Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan and the Economic Development Administration.
The EDA awarded the VI two grants totaling 27 million.
This will go to the Islands two airports, Cyril E. King and Henry E. Rohlsen.
This includes $20 million for the construction of a new parking and transportation center on St. Thomas at Cyril E. King and $7 million for the rehabilitation and expansion of the airport terminal on St. Croix.
“Today is a good day in the Virgin Islands as we say thank you to President Trump and the EDA for granting us this 27 million dollars. We’re going to make it work, we’re going to make it efficient and we’re going to get these dollars right where they need to be,” Gov. Bryan said Wednesday.
The award was first announced by former Governor Kenneth Mapp last year.