Saturday, January 15, 2011

Malek airport expansion progresses

Source: La Prensa

Malek airport expansion progresses
The work will enable the arrival of ships capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and improve the conditions and service.

TERMINAL. Extension work at the Enrique Malek Airport. SPECIAL TO THE PRESS / Teófilo González
The remodeling and expansion of facilities Enrique Malek International Airport in the city of David progressing despite excessive rains late last year.

The rehabilitation and expansion of the airport terminal and runway Enrique Malek develop at a cost of 27 million 478 thousand 845 U.S. dollars.

Sources from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reported that the first phase (taxiway) was finished and is expected later this month will be delivered the second phase corresponding to reinforcement, sealing cracks and prenivelación of the main runway.

The third stage or extent of the track progressed by 14% until Dec. 22 when they had poured 20 thousand cubic meters of material selected, and the fourth phase or adjacent to the terminal building by 20% advanced.

The work awarded through competitive bidding to the company Riva Argentina SA, in mid-2009, allow for the arrival of ships capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and will significantly improve conditions and services of the airport.

The Civil Aviation director, Rafael Barcenas, said the Enrique Malek airport expansion and construction of new airport terminals in Columbus and central provinces will serve as a hub to the national economy, mainly on the exploitation of tourism potential within the country.

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