MIAMI (AP) -- Malaysian conglomerate Genting Group is announcing plans to upgrade the Bimini airport as part of a $150 million resort project in the Bahamas.
The company says it will lengthen the runway to 6,000 feet to accommodate regional jets and add lights for night operations.
Genting Chairman K.T. Lim and Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie attended a groundbreaking Wednesday for the company's new 350-room hotel on Bimini. The company previously announced plans for a casino after acquiring the former Bimini Bay Resort and rechristening it Resorts World Bimini. The company also launched a cruise ship between Bimini and Miami. The airport expansion and hotel are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Bimini is a chain of small islands about 50 miles east of Miami.