Who Wants to Run La Aurora Airport?

A search has begun for investors interested in participating in the tender to award the operation of La Aurora International Airport in concession, for a term of 15 to 20 years.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The plan to grant the airport concession is being promoted by the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) and the National Agency of Partnerships for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (Anadie). To this end, last year, the Deloitte / Tetra Tech Association was contracted to carry out the feasibility study of the "Modernization, Efficiency and Safety of La Aurora International Airport" .

Regarding the status of the plan, Erick Uribio, Deputy Director of Structuring and Contracting at the Anadie, explained to Elperiodico.com.gt that " ... prequalification was carried out only to 'poll the market' and check if private investors were interested in the airport."

Uribio added that " ... the study for which Deloitte was hired, is still in process and after this, the way in which the investment will be made will be established: using only State funds, or using the Public-Private Partnerships model. (APP).The preliminary data of the study has shown that US $140 million is needed to modernize the airport; the concession would be granted for between 15 and 20 years."

According to the prequalification documents, interested companies must accredit their required experience with respect to:
i) Experience in Airport Operation
ii) Experience in Development, Management and Execution of Airport Works
iii) Experience in previous works in the development of construction works for runways, installation of approach systems, lighting or similar airports. 

See prequalification process.

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