Guatemala Seeks Investors for Airports

The government has announced the start of a process to attract investment for the construction of two new international airports.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The government's commitment is to build an airport for cargo in the Pacific coast, near the present Naval Base runway, in Puerto de San Jose, and one for tourists on the Atlantic coast, in the Database air Izabal.

The announcement was made by Vice President of the Republic, Roxana Baldetti, who added, "We're trying to do this using the Public-Private Partnership Act because the state does not have the resources to do it on its own and we are thinking that an investment of this nature could be made next year. "

Siglo21.com.gt also quoted the vice president as saying, "... four years go by quickly, and this government is eight months into its term and if we do not start as soon as possible we will not see it bear fruits and have a country which is attractive for investment . "

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Tender Announced For New Airport in Guatemala

May 2013

Plans for the construction of the airport of Puerto de San José, Escuintla, are ready, and a partnership with the private sector is being sought to provide the finance of $140 million required for the project.

The aim of the construction of this airport is to relieve pressure on the air traffic in the terminal of La Aurora.

Guatemala Seeks International Investors

November 2011

The Guatemalan government is committed to public-private partnerships that encourage investment in infrastructure.

Airports, ports and national highways could be built with input from the private sector through the creation of the new Council for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships, which aims to stimulate infrastructure projects crucial for the economic development of the country.

Honduras to Award Palmerola in September

July 2013

Eight companies from five countries have shown interest in the tender to build an international airport at the Palmerola military base.

"The tender process began in March and has lasted for five months," said Jose Pineda, a spokesman for the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships.

Receipt of Bids Starts for Palmerola Airport

January 2014

After a process that has gone on for several years in Honduras the start of the opening of bids for the concession of the international airport in Comayagua has begun.

Laprensa.hn reports: "The Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza) announced the opening of public hearings for the contract with an investor interested in building Palmerola international airport."

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