- With the new terminal, Panama will consolidate its connectivity leadership in the region.
- Its design, approval and implementation must be implemented in one year.
San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rican construction company Constructora MECO won the project tender for the Renovation and Lengthening of runway 3L21R of Tocumen International Airport. This runway will allow for greater capacity of passenger and cargo terminals to consolidate Panama as a hub for the rest of the world.
The $12.4 million bid includes the placement of an asphalt layer and of resistance and lighting accessories for it, in line with the Technical Specifications of the Aerodrome Design Manual of ICAO and FAA.
Once it has two runways, Tocumen Airport will be able to provide service to the largest commercial aircrafts in the region making it one of the few airports in the area with such a competitive advantage.
“The areas surrounding the airport have become important industrial zones. This project reinforces Panamanian leadership in the transportation field, both at the Canal and by air, so we will work to deliver the completed project by early 2017,” stated Jose Alfredo Sanchez, MECO Construction Company Vicepresident.