Airports: $158 Million Investment Announced

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about $158 million in the modernization of international and regional air terminals.

Monday, August 19, 2019

In the international airports Daniel Oduber, Tobías Bolaños and Limón, works for more than $131 million will be executed, according to official plans. Almost $27 million would be invested in aerodromes in Palmar Sur, Golfito, Pérez Zeledón, Guápiles, Quepos, Tortuguero, Coto 47 and Puerto Jiménez, informed the Costa Rican government.

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From the Costa Rican Presidency statement:

The Technical Council of Civil Aviation (CETAC) and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) will invest with their own resources more than ₡90.800 million in airport infrastructure in the remainder of the year and 2020.

With these funds, both local aerodromes and international airports will be modernized, according to what was revealed this Friday in a press conference held at Juan Santamaría Airport.

The activity was attended by President Carlos Alvarado, along with the ministers of Public Works and Transport, Rodolfo Mendez, and Tourism, Maria Amalia Revelo, the Director General of Civil Aviation, Guillermo Hoppe and the Executive Director of AERIS, Rafael Mencía.

Up to date, works have been completed in Palmar Sur, Golfito, Pérez Zeledón and Guápiles, for more than ₡5.960 million and work is progressing in the aerodromes of Quepos, Tortuguero, Coto 47 and Puerto Jiménez, where more than ₡8.790 million are invested.

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