Financing Sought for Airport Expansion

$19 million is needed for the expansion of the cargo terminal at the Monseñor Romero Airport in El Salvador, and companies interested in participating in the public-private partnership are being sought.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Authorities at the Ministry of Public Works and Fomilienio II, informed that one of the projects that will be developed under the PPP modality is the " ...Improvement of infrastructure, processes and equipment at the current AIESMOARG Cargo Terminal, to increase the volume of import and export cargo by approximately 40%, which will allow a greater flow of goods and services. The project contemplates the possibility of expansion and construction of a Cargo Terminal." 

Eldiariodehoy.com reports that " ... The Government of El Salvador started making preparations on Tuesday to seek an association with private companies to finance 19 million dollars for the expansion of the international airport ... ".

Regarding other projects that are planned, authorities said in a statement that " ... Under the PPP modality, the execution of 5 urgent projects is planned, such as: Sanitation of wastewater in Greater San Salvador; construction of a modern transport system that can safely transport thousands of people; the creation of a new Center of Government, more functional; the renovation and construction of connected schools, with resources for the study of science and the arts; and the construction and equipment of hospital centers with state-of-the-art technology."

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Backwards Step for Cargo Terminal at Airport

January 2019

In El Salvador, the government rejected the draft tender and the economic model proposed by Fomilenio II for the management of the cargo terminal at the Monseñor Romero Airport.

Fomilenio II had planned to launch the tender for the Public Private Association (APP) in the last months of 2018, however, the Executive Port Authority (CEPA) did not approve the tender bases because they argue that they have new data that validate their ability to manage this asset directly.

Air Terminal Expansion Rejected

December 2018

In El Salvador, a union of employees at the Monseñor Romero airport opposes the project to expand the cargo terminal, which is expected to be developed through a public-private alliance.

The project to expand the cargo terminal of the air terminal, under the concept of a public-private partnership (APP), already has a draft of the tender bases, however, is rejected by the Union of Workers of the Airport Industry and Related (SITTEAIES).

Private Public Partnership to Expand Airport

October 2017

Through a public-private alliance, Fomilenio plans to make improvements to the cargo terminal at El Salvador's international airport, Monsenor Romero, and in a second phase, to invest $44 million in its expansion.

Fomilenio authorities detailed that they have completed the feasibility studies and determined that the first project to be carried out under the figure of Public - Private Alliance is the extension of the cargo terminal at the International Airport Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez. 

A PPP to Expand Ilopango Airport

July 2016

In El Salvador the possibility is being evaluated of making improvements needed by the airport under the guise of a public-private partnership, under the Fomilenio II program.

The executive director of Fomilenio II, Wiliam Pleitez, told Elmundo.sv that "...The pre-feasibility study to determine improvements at the airport ...

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