Honduras: Palmerola Tender Postponed

The opening of bids for Palmerola, scheduled for November, has been postponed at the request of two of the companies interested in building the airport.

Monday, September 9, 2013

"The deadline for Palmerola was put back to late September at the request of one of the bidders, but we have had a request from another bidder who is asking for more time. We will evaluate if indeed it is worth extending the deadline, which could be moved to November," said Jose Antonio Pineda, chief of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza).

"... The change of dates will be discussed with President Porfirio Lobo as he is one of the main promoters of the project, which requires an initial investment of $108 million ...", reported Laprensa.hn.

About 11 companies have withdrawn the tender documentation for the project that includes the construction of a passenger terminal, control tower, two taxiways and aircraft parking apron.

More on this topic

Airport Concession Awarded in Honduras

January 2014

A subsidiary of Terra Group will be responsible for the design, financing, construction, and maintenance and operation of the International Airport at Palmerola.

From a press release issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships:

The Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) has awarded to Constructora de Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados S.A.(SAISA), the Contract for the Design, Financing, Construction, Maintenance and Operation of Palmerola International Airport, which will be located in the city of Comayagua, on the road axis between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Honduras to Award Palmerola in September

July 2013

Eight companies from five countries have shown interest in the tender to build an international airport at the Palmerola military base.

"The tender process began in March and has lasted for five months," said Jose Pineda, a spokesman for the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships.

Palmerola Airport Tender Announced

February 2013

The Spanish consultancy company ALG is advising the Government of Honduras on the economic model and the contest rules for awarding Palmerola to a private operator.  

Laprensa.hn reports that failure to reach an agreement with InterAirports has meant the resumption of the process "to define the economic model, how the bidding will be conducted and the nature of the contract between the state and the company that will finally take over the project. "

Concession Due for Palmerola Airport

July 2012

In the event of not reaching an agreement with the current concessionaire, the government of Honduras is planning alternatives.

The Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza) has a period of 10 days in which to reach an agreement with InterAirports SA (IASA) on the renegotiation of the technical and financial model for the construction of Palmerola, which they have been unable to finalize for the last five months.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Infraestructure & Construction

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Tailor made software for construction companies

O4Bi is a system that allows to control and manage what a company needs: the complete process of development of works, accounts receivable, treasury, banks, sales and accounting.
O4Bi is a very robust system that allows to control and...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Apr 7)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"