Panama: Construction of a new passenger terminal in Tocumen has a 99% progress
Posted on 2020-02-01
February 29 remains the deadline for the Brazilian company Odebrecht to finish the construction of the new passenger terminal at Tocumen International Airport.
After seven years of construction, six addenda and a delay of four years, the 116,000 square meter building records an advance of 99%.
During a tour of the project on Wednesday, January 22, Enrique Villegas, vice president of projects at Tocumen S.A., commented that Odebrecht has completed 47% of the pending work.
He indicated that, according to the contract, the company - which confessed the payment of bribes during the period 2009-2014 - has until June to repair the pending details detected in the project. After February 29, Tocumen begins a verification period of all systems, finishes and other operational areas of the new terminal; If you are not satisfied, then the airport can ask the contractor to fix it, Villegas said.
After the changes that were made to the project during the last administration, the cost of the work reaches US $ 917 million.
It is estimated that Tocumen will be able to handle some 25 million passengers by 2030, just over 9 million compared to the figure reached last year.
Villegas said that, for the moment, it is not possible to make a new addendum to the contract.