Jersey

Jersey government plan to incorporate airport and harbour

Jersey's airport and harbours will be controlled by one company if the States approves the plan.

The Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean wants the transport hubs to be incorporated by 2015.

It would mean the "ports of Jersey" would still be owned by Jersey's States but would be governed and regulated by a Board of Executives.

Assistant Minister Deputy James Baker said it would bring in more money for the States of Jersey.

Deputy Baker said: "It is a longer term objective of making sure the ports are sustainable for the future.

"There is considerable capital investment that is required and by going down the incorporation route we have the ability to control our costs better and grow the business."

The States will debate the plan in September.

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