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After Years of Debate, Airport Coming to Palmerola, Honduras

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The construction of the commercial airport in Palmerola is a matter of consensus. The SNB InterAirports SA (IASA), which is the concessionaire of the country’s airports, expects a settlement with the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership (Coalianza) by the end of the first half of this year and will set a date for construction.

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Original Article Text From El Heraldo via Google Translate :

They Expect Quick Fix to Build with Coalianza Palmerola

InterAirports expected to be completed negotiations to end the first half. Airport fare adjustment is discarded and the investment was reduced from 129 to 100 million dollars.

The construction of the commercial airport Palmerola is a matter of consensus. The SNB InterAirports SA (IASA), which is the concessionaire of the airports of the country, expects a settlement with the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership (Coalianza ) by the end of the first half of this year.
Palmerola has a lag of six months and the promise of President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, to open in November 2013 the first phase of the fifth commercial airport in Honduras not meet after the holder of executive power to veto the “rate hike” approved by Congress, which authorized a tax increase crude output from 30 to 60.30 dollars for international flights and 2.06 to $ 5 for domestic travel.

But the project of a new airport to replace Toncontín has been in the public debate over the past decade, gaining notoriety when there are accidents in the capital.

Uncovered the Herald yesterday that construction of Palmerola going for long, which forced to disclose executives IASA reached preliminary agreements Coalianza, who is leading the government negotiations with the concessionaire of the country’s airport terminals.

Ruben Sorto, manager of New Business InterAirports, said they have been working on the issue, holding meetings with authorities and consultants of the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership on the content of the concession contract to be approved by various official bodies, including Soptravi, the Council of Ministers, the National Congress the Executive.

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