Peru: Second stage construction of Chinchero Airport started.

The second stage of construction of the Chinchero International Airport, which consists of the execution of the civil works, began in parallel with the removal of land, which to date shows 8% progress, according to the Regional Government of Cusco.

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These works include the construction of the runway, terminal building, control tower, landing area, take-off, maneuvering area, aircraft parking aprons, among others. According to the regional manager of Economic Development of the Regional Government, Ángel Elías Paullo Nina, the work will begin with cabinet work, designs, updating of plans, logistics, among others, reported La República newspaper.

Therefore, physical progress will begin in January 2022. These works, which will require an investment of US$427 million, are in charge of the Natividad de Chinchero consortium made up of Hyundai Engineering & Construction CO. LTD (Korea), Sinohydro Corporation Limited (China), ICA Constructora S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) and HV Contratistas (Mexico). (Mexico) and HV Contratistas (Peru).

The airport infrastructure will be completed in 47 months, including the passenger terminal, which will be eight times larger than the current Alejandro Velasco Astete airport.

Once operational, the new airport will generate close to 5,000 direct jobs, benefiting more than one million people.

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