May 2017 – Colombia to tender new US$1bn airport in mid-2018
The tender process for Colombia’s El Dorado II airport will begin before President Juan Manuel Santos leaves office in August 2018, according to deputy transport infrastructure minister Dimitri Zaninovich. The US$1bn initiative would start out with one terminal and just one runway, although in the long term it is expected that the airport will expand to have three runways…..
Colombia’s infrastructure agency ANI has stated that the government plans to invest 1.6tn pesos (US$545mn) in modernizing the country’s airports in 2018-20, after having spent 5.1tn pesos (US$1.7bn) since 2011.
The ANI is also leading efforts to renovate the 16 major airports in the country and is also considering offering another six under concessions, as well as building new airports in Bogotá and Cartagena. For this the investment would be 2.4tn pesos.
The initiatives also include the US$460mn modernization of the existing El Dorado airport in Bogotá and 540bn pesos for Gustavo Rojas Pinilla on the island of San Andrés. Other airports currently under being upgraded include Simón Bolívar terminal in Santa Marta (US$36mn) and El Caraño airport in Quibdó (US$60mn). Read More