Colombia prepares concession of a lot of 5 airports
The National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) in Colombia has presented the status of the private initiative project to concession a package of 5 airports in the southwest region of Colombia. A project is a single concession for the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón de Palmira airports and Gerardo Tobar López de Buenaventura, along with Benito Salas de Neiva, Perales de Ibagué and El Eden of Armenia. The purpose of this project is to manage, adapt, build, expand, operate and maintain the airport infrastructure that serves these cities.
The project is currently under evaluation of the feasibility stage by the National Government through ANI. The initiative covers four departments, five cities, includes a concession period of 30 years, which includes a year of pre-construction, six years of construction and 23 years of operation and maintenance.
This private initiative was presented by the partnership of the firms AENA Desarrollo Internacional SME, SA, and CFC Energy Holding SAS. It is expected that the Entity can decide on the viability of the project by the last quarter of this year, to subsequently start the hiring and execution phase in 2020. It is important to highlight that in the selection process any company interested in executing the project may participate, as regulated by the Public-Private Partnerships Law.