Six-airport concession to be granted in 2009

The concession of six regional airports in southern Peru is expected to be granted during the first three-month period next year, announced Thursday Peru's minister of Transport and Communications, Veronica Zavala.

"It is almost certain that the concession of six airports located in southern Peru will be awarded during the first three-month period of 2009", he told Andina news agency.

The air terminals included in this second package are the airports of Andahuaylas (Apurimac), Arequipa, Ayacucho, Juliaca (Puno), Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios) and Tacna, currently managed by the Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation (Corpac).

Peru's Promotion Agency of Private Investment (ProInversión) has recently reported that it will call a tender in order to grant the concession of these six regional airports.

The awarded bidder will be in charge of the construction, financing, operation, maintenance, and exploitation of the six airports.

The concession term will be 25 years and will be public co-financed; the competence factor will be the lower amount required by investors for the operation and maintenance of the air terminals.

The estimated investment amounts to 131.9 million dollars for the whole concession period, not including the General Sales Tax (IGV).

This concession aims to improve the quality of airport services in a sustained way, allow the foreign trade and tourism development, increase the flow of passengers in the respective localities, and boost the interest of air companies towards these destinations, resulting in a favorable impact in these regions.

It is worth mentioning that the first package of regional airports, located in Trujillo (La Libertad), Anta-Huaraz (Ancash), Tumbes, Talara (Piura), Pucallpa (Ucayali), Chachapoyas (Amazonas), Tarapoto (San Martín), Cajamarca and Iquitos (Loreto), was granted in August 2006.

Publication: Andina - English Newswire
Provider: Andina
Date: October 30, 2008

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