$18 Million in Airport Remodeling

In Costa Rica, the works for the integral improvement of the Tobias Bolaños International Airport, located in Pavas, are being tendered.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Costa Rica Government Purchase 2019LN-000002-0006600001:

"Works to be done:

-Improving the pavement structure and dimensions of the taxiways by reconstructing the pavement structure in compliance with ICAO standards.
-Removing obstacles present during aeronautical operations by removing terrain mounds, light posts and other elements to improve airport safety.
-Reconstructing the passenger terminal in compliance with Firefighters' regulations regarding fire-fighting systems and the provision of spaces according to Law 7600, the Law on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, while improving airport services.
-Building a wastewater treatment plant will reduce the impact on surface and underground drains near the Torres River.
-Constructing a parking lot for vehicles with at least 170 spaces to reduce the entry of vehicles on taxiways in order to improve security at the airport."

Reference value: $18,355,038.

Deadline for receipt of bids: October 18, 2019.

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