An airport in Ruinas de Copán

The financing has been assured by the Inter-American Development Bank, but the construction works that would increase the influx of international tourism by 20% are still awaiting a political decision.

Friday, June 22, 2012

IDB funds of $6.3 million, the land and the plans are all available, the only thing lacking is the political will to build it.

The president of the National Chamber of Tourism in Honduras (CANATURH), Epaminondas Marinakys together with a Spanish expert in tourism have met with the Finance Minister who promised to carry out the project, adding "even if it is late, it has to be done" .

They believe that with the construction of the airport terminal international tourist visits to the archaeological park will increase by 20%.

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$100 million of loans have been granted, paving the way for larger passenger capacity at Juan Santamaria Airport.

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The airport is located in Rio Amarill, a little over 15 kilometers from the Copan ruins.

The Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez, noted that the environmental impact studies prepared in conjunction with the Institute of Anthropology still await in June the final decision of UNESCO (the area is considered world heritage).

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