El Salvador to invite bids for Comalapa international airport expansion design

El Salvador's ports, airports and roads authority Cepa will invite bids to design the blueprints for the Comalapa international airport expansion project, Cepa's planning manager Ernesto Altschul told BNamericas.

Friday, May 2, 2008

"If we call to bid in June, the tender process should take about a year, due to all the requirements and processes Cepa must meet and carry out as a public entity," Altschul said.
The contract to design the blueprints should be awarded by mid-2009, after which an invitation to bid for construction works will be issued.

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