Colombia, Febrary 2015, Constructora MECO signs the agreement for the commencement of works to modernize the Camilo Daza Airport, in Cúcuta, Colombia.
The Colombian Civil Aviation promised to deliver, by April 2016, the improvement Works of two runways and the radio system support in this airport, which will allow the terminal to be certified for international flights.
The agreement was signed on January 24, during a visit of the Colombian vice president, Germán Vargas Lleras, along with the Ministers of Transportation; Natalia Abello Vives, Minister of Housing; Juan Felipe Henao, and the President of Meco, Carlos Cerdas, along with MECO Business Manager, Marco Méndez. This Agreement confirms the commencement of these works, for the amount of approximately $25.7 million, which include the cost of intervention.
Approximately 900.000 passengers travel to and from this airport, with a 7% of foreign passengers, thanks to its border location.
The works include the resurfacing of the two runways, improvement of the width of the track header, strengthening of security strips, construction of a retaining wall and extension of the taxiways.
“With these great projects in the national airports, the Government of President Santos is is revolutionizing the Colombian aviation infrastructure”, said the Vice President of the Republic, Germán Vargas Lleras.
The project also includes the improvement of the lighting systems of runways, taxiways and works to improve aviation safety and running-in of planes.
A new taxiway will be built and new radio aids will be installed.