Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
BVI Airports Authority
Release Date:
Friday, 5 January 2024 - 5:09pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has announced that significant progress is being made in the ongoing airport development project.

To this end, the BVI Airports Authority has opened tenders for the development of a business case which is crucial to the project’s success following a recently concluded RFP process.

The tendering process attracted interests from both local and international firms and saw a total of eight (8) bids being received and publicly opened on January 4.

Minister of Communications and Works, Honourable Kye Rymer expressed his satisfaction with the level of enthusiasm and interest displayed by potential partners, underscoring the Government's unwavering commitment to the airport's development.

Honourable Rymer said, "We see this as a significant step in realising our vision for the expansion of the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport and the Territory on a whole. The overwhelming responses from reputable firms, both locally and internationally, affirms the importance and potential of this project."

The next phase of the project involves a thorough evaluation of the tenders received, with the aim of entering into a contractual agreement with the successful bidder in the coming weeks.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Theodore Burke, emphasised the Authority's dedication to keeping the airport development project at the forefront of priorities until it is realised.

Theodore Burke said, "It is our intention to maintain momentum on the airport development project until its fruition. The public opening of tenders today marks a significant leap forward in this process as we move closer to solidifying the next steps in the airport's development."

Officer-in-Charge Mr. Elvis Harrigan represented the Managing Director at the ceremony and shared his optimism about the future of the project. He said, "Today is a great day, not only for the Authority but for the entire Virgin Islands as we advance rapidly with the airport development project. We are determined to make this vision a reality, and this marks a crucial step in that journey."

The evaluation process is expected to be completed in the upcoming weeks, after which the successful bidder will be awarded a contract. The Government of the Virgin Islands and the BVI Airports Authority express gratitude for the widespread interest and commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders involved in this pivotal undertaking.



January 4, 2024