Little Investment for Salvadoran Ports and Airports

CEPA finances will only allow them to invest $21.8 million that is considered critical to maintaining operations in 2009.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Executive Autonomous Port Commission (CEPA) of El Salvador has committed its finances to the payment of the loan from the Japanese JBIC Bank for the construction of La Unión Port, leaving few resources for other investments. This year, the entity will only make certain investments considered "critical" so that the normal operation of Acajutla Port and the International Airport of El Salvador will not be affected.

According to an article published in, these investments, totaling $21.8 million, include $16.5 million for the replacement of the International Airport’s electrical system and $5.3 million for various projects in Acajutla Port such as "the rehabilitation of roads and cranes, repair of Piers A, B and C, construction of a perimeter fence, waterproofing of floor slabs and a sewage treatment plant, among others."

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