In Rio Hato, Panama.
Constructora Meco is now in charge of a major aeronautical project, which has created a lot of expectations and emotion. The Civil Aeronautical Authority of Panama (AAC) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) have deposited their trust in our company and entered into contracts with us for amounts of $17,300,000.00 and $35,968,200.00 for the development of two major works: the design, planning and construction of the Scarlett Martínez International Airport, and a vehicular tunnel on the Pan-American Highway, under a section of the Airport runway currently built in the “Corregimiento” of Río Hato, district of Antón, Province of Coclé in Panama.
With regard to the Airport, it will include the full construction process (including design) of the passenger terminal with an area of 3,200 m2 with pedestrian walkways and accesses, six-story control tower with an approximate area of 400 m2, apron for planes, SEI, electric rooms, treatment plant, lighting systems, access roads, and finally, and not the least important, the rehabilitation of the current runway which is 2,450.00 m long, and 60 m wide. The pavement structure to be built for this runway consists in a stabilized base with cement floor and a layer of hot asphalt mix. This work requires the geometric adjustment of the runway, in accordance with aeronautical regulations.
On the other hand, another major stage of the project is the construction of a vehicular tunnel on the Pan-American Highway, consisting in a double-arch vaulted system, with 280 pre-manufactured arches with 16.3 m of coverage each, on 3 strip-footing foundations – one central and two side foundations. Its total length is 170 m and will be 36 m wide. The tunnel will have a capacity of 6 traffic lanes, 2 pedestrian walkways, lighting, utility passageway, etc. In addition, this work requires the construction of a 1.6 Km. draining system with a diameter of 1,200 millimeters.
It is clear that this is a major project which Constructora Meco can develop at top quality, and as planned, the Panamanian community will have a world-level international airport by the end of June of this year.