THE $1.8million upgrade of Labasa Airport on Vanua Levu is progressing well with the resealing of the runway over the weekend.
Airports Fiji Limited general manager Lawrence Liew said yesterday that workers have also stockpiled metal chips to be used on the runway.
"The resealing includes the first coating of seven millimetre chips except for the excavated places on the runway," Mr Liew said.
"Another round of sweeping has started before the laying of the next load of metal chips.
"The upgrade is being supervised by AFL's general manager engineering and infrastructure."
Mr Liew said the work had to be stopped early because of lighting problems.
The project is also facing some challenges because of the weather.
"We experienced some rain over the weekend and we are waiting for the runway to dry before we resume work," he said.
"Operations at the airport are progressing well and we only hope good weather prevails so we can complete work within the specified duration."
The project is expected to be completed in two weeks.
It was earlier reported the scope of work would include substrata improvements, drainage enhancement and remarking of the runway.