Panama: City Airport Master Plan to be Unveiled

Three companies, Prointec, SGS and Naco, will turn in their proposals in the coming weeks to the administration of Tocumen Airport.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

After completing updating the 2004 master plan, authorities will proceed to put out to tender the design of the new project, explained Juan Carlos Pino, manager of Tocumen SA.

"To facilitate access to the new facilities, we will create a direct entrance from the South Highway and for that we are doing soil tests and studies to modify the Tocumen River," adds

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