The construction of the new Enrique A. Jimenez International Airport north east of the Panamanian capital will cost approximately $60 million.
Rafael Bárcenas, general manager of the Panamanian Civil Aviation Authority, was present at the bid validation meeting and commented that, "the project seeks to enable aircraft with large carrying capacity for passengers and merchandise goods to land in Colón province," reports Prensa.com.
In the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, an airfield has been inaugurated which will facilitate tourist access to the area.
From the website Visitpanama.com:
Residents of the district of Pedasi, Los Santos, stated yesterday that the construction of the new airport in the region will contribute to increasing the presence of tourists visiting the area for the white sand beaches and islands that are available.
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