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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Federal money in the amount if $900,408 will be going towards security enhancements at Wilmington International Airport, according to a news release from a spokesperson on behalf of U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre.
Congress reportedly appropriated the amount via the Department of Transportation.
“Security improvements and enhancement are critical to passenger and airplane safety and these federal funds will help the Wilmington Airport in both regards,” said McIntyre in the release. “Congratulations to Director Jon Rosborough and all the fine folks at the airport for their work in securing these funds.”
The money will be used to build fencing around the runways and permiter of the airport to help keep people and animals out. Officials say it will be newer, taller and more secure.
The airport will use a local company for the construction of the fence. Right now, other projects are being completed, including the repaving of some runways.
Additionally, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday in a news release that $6 million in FAA grants will be going towards North Carolina airports statewide.
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