Work On Liberia Airport to Begin in December

The Costa Rican government signed a contract giving the concession for the expansion of Daniel Oduber Airport, in Liberia, Guanacaste.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The project, which includes the construction of a two story building with a total area of 23,000 square meters, is in the hands of the consortium Coriport S.A., composed of by the firms MMM Aviation Group S. A., Houston Airport System, Emperador Pez Espada S. R. L., Brad and Ted Corporation S. R. L., and Cocobolo Inversiones.

Vanessa Loaiza writes in her article for the website Nacion.com: “Coriport requires $35 million for the new 23,000 square meter building. Part of this money will be obtained through a loan being negotiated by the consortium that was awarded the project (Coriport S.A.).”

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$ 8 million for Liberia Airport

October 2010

The IIC approved a loan to Coriport for airport expansion works in Liberia, Costa Rica.

"With this transaction, the IIC, along with BICSA and other international banks, will contribute to private sector development, particularly in rural areas of Costa Rica, driving the infrastructure boom and boosting the tourism industry, marking another milestone in the development of tourism in the country, as it did more than a decade ago when it funded the first five-star hotel in the Guanacaste coast. This is an area with various economic activities which will promote more jobs, generate foreign exchange, new business opportunities and further develop and diversify existing economic activities," said Juan Fonseca, Investment Officer at IIC in charge of the operation.

Liberia Airport Project Paralyzed

July 2010

Costa Rican government is undecided as to whether to continue with the current expansion project or to construct an entirely new terminal.

In October 2008 the government of Oscar Arias awarded the airport expansion project to the Coriport consortium. In May this year the same government approved a plan to build a new terminal located to the west of the existing one.

Costa Rica: Liberia Airport Concession Approved

October 2009

The approved concession comprises the construction of the new terminal and its administration for the next 20 years.

Company "Sociedad Concesionaria Coriport S.A." will operate the concession of International Airport Daniel Oduber Quirós in Liberia.

Nacion.com reports that this company "is composed by MMM Aviation Group S.

Costa Rica concessions Liberia airport to Houston Airport

October 2008

Houston Airport, the administrator of the Juan Santamaria airport, was granted the concession for the expansion of the Liberia airport.

The expansion project for the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, will require an initial investment of $35 million to construct an area of 22949 square meters and will concessioned for 20 years, indicated Karla Gonzalez, Minister of Public Works and Transport.

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