Chile plans USD830m investment in airport infrastructure
Chile's Ministry of Public Works reportedly plans to invest USD830 million in improving infrastructure and capacity at 12 airports in the country, according to Public Works Minister Laurence Golborne and as reported by El Mercurio. At Santiago Arturo Benitez International Airport, the Government reportedly plans a USD500 million investment in a new 190,000sqm terminal with parking for 88 aircraft to be completed by 2014, which will replace and render the current terminal for domestic use only. At Calama El Loa Airport, USD32 million works on a new terminal are underway, with the Government reportedly planning a further USD30 million investment in a new runway. At Antofagasta Cerro Moreno Airport, the Government reportedly plans to invest USD29 million in an expansion of the terminal building. Maquehue Airport is reportedly to be replaced with a new airport, a USD100 million investment. Mr Golborne stated, "Most of these works will be completed in early 2014. This takes time. Then our airport infrastructure will be better than today."