Mixed Investment for Airport Modernization

A public-private partnership would be the most efficient option for modernizing Guatemala's La Aurora International Airport, which urgently requires a strong investment in infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The consulting firm Deloitte Tetra Tech was hired to prepare feasibility studies, with the aim of establishing contract models that could be applied to modernize the Guatemalan air terminal.

See "Who Wants to Run La Aurora Airport?"

The models identified by the consultant were public management, concession and public-private partnership (PPP), the latter being recommended by Deloitte, as it is the most efficient.

To make the modernization of La Aurora effective, at least $128 million must be invested, said directors of the National Agency of Alliances for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (Anadie), an institution that hired Deloitte to carry out the consultancy.

Regarding the consultant's recommendation to make a PPP to modernize the air terminal, Erick Uribio, Anadie's Deputy Director of Structuring, told Prensalibre.com that "... Although the firm reached that conclusion, the result of the study must still be socialized and analyzed both with representatives of state entities, with users and experts in airport issues so that the State can define if this figure is adopted."

Uribio added that "... With the study, a technical, legal and social evaluation was made of how the Aurora project should be managed and recommends the necessary interventions in the case that it is done by a Public-Private Alliance or not."

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