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Project approved to build international airport in Bávaro

Santo Domingo, DR
The Airport Commission approved, through resolution number 6796, the construction of the Bavaro International Airport with a projection of receiving 2.5 million passengers annually in a first stage.

The resolution specifies that the airport will be built in an area of approximately 600 hectares in the Three Pieces area of the El Salado sector in the Salvaleón de Higüey municipality in the La Altagracia province

The project would involve several stages, in the first one it is projected that it will receive 2.5 million passengers per year, in the second four million it will reach eight million passengers annually, as detailed in the resolution dated January 23, 2020.

“The airport will initially have a runway of 3,100 meters, oriented 84 ° to the geographical north, almost parallel to the direction of the prevailing winds and runway 09-27 of the Punta Cana International Airport, with a possibility of enabling the street of main parallel shooting as a contingency track ”, is detailed in the resolution.

The cost of the work will be the responsibility of its promoters, which are the Abrisa Group, chaired by the engineer Abraham Hazoury and the company Aeropuerto Internacional de Bávaro

AIB S.A.S.

An explanatory video of the project indicates that the airport will have an initial investment of US $ 200 million and that it will generate more than 2,000 direct and 3,800 indirect jobs in the area

The resolution establishes that it is opportune for the Dominican State to facilitate private initiatives in the area of ​​airport infrastructure that complement the installed capacity in the East region, the main tourist destination of the country, because this is consistent with the strategic objectives of promoting the increase of the tourist flow in the next years.

He also says that the Abrisa Group has demonstrated, through its initiatives and investments in the Cap Cana tourism project, that it is committed to tourism development in the Eastern region.

With this favorable recommendation of the Airport Commission, specialized agency of the State, the resolution will be sent to the Executive Power for its consideration.

The following promotional video, published by Urbanopolis and other media on YouTube, shows the details of the project.

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