Old Tower Building to be Demolished

Old AFIS

The old airport tower and administration building at AKIA

Decommissioned more than 5 years ago, the old airport tower building will soon meet its fate. Preparations are currently underway to demolish the building, which is currently situated near the apron area at Amata Kabua International Airport. “RMIPA has tendered this work to Pacific International Inc. as a change order to their existing contract for the AKIA Perimeter Security Fence contract,” said RMIPA Director Jack Chong-Gum.

Chong-Gum added, “I am somewhat sad to see a piece of the airport’s history be permanently removed. However, this work has to be done as the building is an unsightly eyesore to our visitors and a safety hazard to ground personnel.”

Demolition should commence in early April 2015 and is anticipated to be complete by summer.

NDB Tower

The white and orange NDB tower and shelter in the background will also be demolished or removed along with the old tower building.

Mission Statement

To contribute to the economic and social development of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by establishing, maintaining and managing efficient commercial airport and seaport facilities

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