Palmerola Construction Could Start in October

In October the concessionaire Investments EMCO will start building the new terminal in Honduras, which will have an area of ​​over 26,000 square meters, twice as long as originally planned.

Friday, September 23, 2016

After the announcement in June 2016 of the award of the concession contract to the Emco, the company announced that "... construction will start in October of Palmerola International Airport with some different characteristics to those offered at the beginning."

Laprensa.hn reports that "...Executives from Palmerola International Airport announced to local authorities and representatives of businesses in Comayagua that the new airport will have a construction area which is 100% larger than the original. The company made public the changes after the government submitted the contract to a review process after some sectors expressed their discontentment."

"... Initially, Palmerola International Airport S.A. de C.V. had anticipated that the terminal would be about 18,000 square meters; Now, with the adjustments and reforms, they have projected it will be more than 26,000 square meters. "


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