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Mexican company wins El Salvador airport contract

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican company has been awarded the contract to construct a new airport terminal in El Salvador.

The Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA) says Mexican CAABSA Constructora has been awarded the construction contract for the new passenger terminal building of the Monsenor Óscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez International Airport in El Salvador.

According to the Salvadoran authority, the work will cost $38 million US and will supervised by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

The holder of CEPA, Nelson Vanegas, signed the contract with the president of CAABSA Constructora, Luis Amodio. The director of the Mexican company said he is pleased to participate in a “project so important for communication and tourism in El Salvador.”

This is one of the first that is given to look for an increase in passenger demand. At the end of 2017, Monsenor Romero airport mobilized more than 3.1 million people.

This work, along with others, is part of the first stage of expansion, which would be ready in the first quarter of 2019 and in total would cost about $70 million USD.

Of the total area to be intervened by the Mexican company, 23,216 square meters will be allocated for the passenger terminal and the remaining thousand 543 will form the public area that includes a welcome lobby on the main facade of the building.

In addition, five boarding gates will be built with their respective boarding ports, said the Salvadoran official.

CEPA pointed out that the new building will have three levels, the first for offices of the airlines, security, technical rooms, warehouses and support areas.

The second floor will house access to the waiting rooms, boarding area and commercial area, while the third level will be the inspection area for Migration and Immigration, and the corridors of segregation of passengers, one of the main demands made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

In addition, five boarding gates will be built with their respective boarding ports, said the Salvadoran official.