Panama: Colon Airport Project Moves Forward

Plans for the new international airport will be completed in the next days. Its first stage will require an investment of $40 million.

Monday, September 28, 2009


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This was reported by Leopoldo Benedetti, manager of the Colón Free Zone, when making a presentation to the Budget Commission of the Legislative Assembly.

Dulcidio De La Guardia, Finance Minister, had remarked that "...in the State Budget they included funds for expanding and rehabilitating the runway of airport Enrique A. Jiménez, which will become an international cargo and passenger terminal", reported Prensa.com.

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Panama Invites Tenders for New $60 Million Airport

July 2010

The contract is to study, design and build the new "Enrique A. Jimenez" in the province of Colón.

This project's objective is to develop both the land and air aspects of the Enrique Jiménez International Airport in order to provide an efficient, quality service tailored to the needs of its users.

Panama: Airports Expansion Under Consideration

July 2009

The air transport authority analyzes the expansion of airports 'Enrique Maleck' and 'Enrique Jiménez'.

"Enrique Maleck" airport is located in the province of Chiriquí, whereas "Enrique Jiménez" is in the city of Colón.

From Panamá América's website: "Construction of another terminal in the central region was approved, this could be in Río Hato ...

Offers Received for Enrique Jimenez Airport Construction

September 2010

Six companies have submitted bids constructing the new airport in the province of Colón, northern Panama.

The lowest economic offer was presented by Grupo San José with $52.97 million, while the highest was from FCC Construction with $99.49 million.

Panama's Civil Aviation Authority (AAC in Spanish) indicated that the next step is for an evaluation committee to review the information provided before choosing which company meets the appropriate criteria to be awarded the project, according to Panamá América's web portal.

Panama: $25 Million for New Airport

February 2010

The Panamanian Economy Minister informed that a new air terminal will be built in the province of Chiriquí.

Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia also explained that they are preparing the bidding rules, and expect to begin the bidding process in February.

Newspaper Panamá América reported that “The state’s plans include extending the runway at airport Enrique Malek, in David”.

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