The secretary of Strategic Projects of the Presidency, Cristian Flores, reported that the two possible locations for the construction of the Pacific Airport will be delivered by the end of this year.
The government works hand in hand with the international consortium Peycon – Alben 4000 in the analysis to define the conditions to build this project in the eastern part of the country and according to Flores the progress of the study is around 50%.
He added that two possible locations where the new air terminal will be built have already been defined, this after evaluating several possibilities. These will be announced shortly by the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele.
“Nine locations were weighted, of these nine they were summarized to four and of the four it was concluded that two have the great potential to carry out this work,” he explained.
On the other hand, Flores indicated that the economic study of the project determined that commercially the country has the capacity to carry it out and at the strategic location level, the construction of the air terminal would put El Salvador in competition with neighboring countries.
The official stressed that the government is working to create a first-rate airport, which allows promoting the development of eastern Salvadoran that integrates a modern infrastructure and oriented to become a strategic business point in the region.
«The president has said that we do not want an airplane runway. We are talking about an airport that has the capacity to receive aircraft of any size, and a three-kilometer runway, “said the secretary.
THE TRAIN ALSO ADVANCES
Regarding the Pacific Train project, the presidential commissioner announced that in the next few days they will announce the company that will carry out the feasibility study to carry out this project, which is expected to operate between San Salvador and the Port of Acajutla.
The tender to choose the company responsible for the study was launched on March 26, 2021 by the authorities of the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA) in conjunction with the Secretariat for Strategic Projects and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
Commissioner Flores stated that the implementation of this project is part of the economic growth strategies promoted by the current administration to turn El Salvador into an international logistics center and lead connectivity in the region.