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BK International to build US$3.5 million hangar at Ogle Airport, acquire more aircraft

Head of Jag's Aviation, Alana Tiwari and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon turning the sod for the construction of a hangar at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport. At left is Mr. Brian Tiwari.

Head of Jag’s Aviation, Alana Tiwari and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon turning the sod for the construction of a hangar at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport. At left is Mr. Brian Tiwari.

BK International on Tuesday turned the sod to build a US$3.5 million dollar hangar at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle as part of the company’s plans to bring down the cost of domestic airfares, Chief Executive Officer, Brian Tiwari said.

“It’s to increase our fleet and make our flights cheaper,” he told Demerara Waves Online News., alluding to the fact that his quarry operations has contributed to the reduction of stone from GYD$12,000 to GYD$8,000 per ton.

A company associate said plans are in train to change the name of the company from Jag’s Aviation to BK Air. The hangar would be built south of Wings Aviation/Fly Jamaica’s operations.

Tiwari said his company intends to increase its fleet of five aircraft, including a Polish-made Sky Truck, “as the need arises” to first serve the hinterland and then the Caribbean.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon welcomed BK International/ Jag’s Aviation’s expansion plans, saying that it is in keeping with the Guyana government’s thrust to improve the quality of service to the hinterland.  “That is the heart and lung of Guyana and the extent to which we can provide a quality service to the hinterland it is to that extent that Guyana will develop and develop rapidly,” he said.

None of the Ministers of Public Infrastructure was present at the event. Participating in the turning of the sod were Brian’s daughter, Alana, and the Minister of State.

Currently, Jag’s Aviation is based at the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) hangar, and also uses the facilities of smaller operators.  The Tiwari-owned company also intends to reciprocate assistance to small carriers when its hangar is completed.

  • rudeo

    “None of the Ministers of Public Infrastructure was present at the event. Participating in the turning of the sod were Brian’s daughter, Alana, and the Minister of State”…….verrrryyyyyyy interesting…..B. K. and his friend from wayyyyy back……ha ha…..and soldier bhai revoked the honorary ambassadorship….voila!…..after all B. K. got US $5.7 million based on a “threatening” letter!…… the reason for booting out the PPP was surely not for thieving…..it was “Your turn up…make way for us.”

    • rs dasai

      Ru
      And you know that The Chief knows what happens. No surprise.

      • Col123

        No issue here…we are sharing the wealth… at least…that is the ideology …folks are getting work to build that infrastructure ..so in fairness, the chief is trying to get the economy going…we will need some where to park those jets.

        • rudeo

          rationalization of thieving?…..boy oh boy…..we gud yeh!

          • Col123

            It is the new definition of hope for some and hopelessness for others … in this beautiful land..now switch in the definition of “good life” and see what we have..more than likely thieving…

  • Emile_Mervin

    Man, look! From the time Harmon took BK to China, one of three questions I asked was whether we will see BK buy a new plane before the end of this year. I asked because I suspected when the China trip story first broke that a secret deal was in the works for BK to provide airline service to the Coalition government, the same way Pilot Lall provided service to the PPP regime. Look for BK planes to fly government officials locally and abroad!

    This trip to China, therefore, was not about inquiring into the GT&T shares, which I strongly believe was paid and not waivered. This China trip, quite frankly, was about BK and the plans that are about to unfold for BK.

    And to think Granger has Harmon running the government!!! I predict that Jagdeo and the PPP will be back in power in 2020 unless the elections are rigged or indefinitely postponed!

    • Kaieteur_Canada

      BK and Harmon (again)… the push for declaration of assets must be made stronger… this duo is way too chummy… one in government with unlimited power and the other with unlimited money.

      • Emile_Mervin

        I keep saying that unless Granger steps in and re-takes running of the government from Harmon, the Coalition will have to rig the 2020 elections or indefinitely postpone it, because the Coalition is actually paving the way for the PPP to re-take the reins of power.
        Clearly, the hustlers in the Coalition are making sure they are filthy rich despite taking a pay raise to avoid becoming corrupted. Remember that excuse for the pay raise?

  • Col123

    Job creation on the way…another way to improve the transportation system and commuting for all…a good way to attract other investors, tourists… another plan to make money at the Marriott with the influx of tourists…the good life … the good life is coming…When is Wales estate scheduled for closure?…

    • rs dasai

      Col.
      Ever wonder why it is called ‘ Jag’s ?

      • Col123

        No… but saw it mentioned all in caps, in a not so scientific study…did not grab my interest .. what is it?

  • Mother Sally

    I am no fan of Jagdeo and the PPP but I might have to swallow my pride come next elections. Granger is like Jim Carey in ‘Dum & Dumber’ and he is so far removed that Sandra has to remind him what he should be doing. Put Sandra to run the show.. she has tons cajones.