Mato Grosso plans to launch tender for phase I of Cuiabá airport expansion in Q1

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mid-western Brazil's Mato Grosso state is planning to launch a tender for the first phase of an 88.2mn-real (US$47.5mn) passenger terminal expansion project at Cuiabá international airport in 1Q12.

The state has signed an agreement with national airport authority Infraero for the work, which entails the construction of an administrative building for the authority and the demolition of other buildings and structures to prepare for phase II, Infraero said in a release.

Phase I works have an estimated cost of 6.21mn reais and are expected to run from April-October.

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Meanwhile, phase II entails remodeling and expanding the passenger terminal and parking facilities as well as complementary works. Budgeted at 82mn reais, this phase should be completed by December 2013, the release said.

Once complete, the airport, also known as Marechal Rondon, will occupy 7,740m2 compared with the current 3,354m2 and have a passenger handling capacity of 5.7mn/y versus 1.9mn/y.

Cuiabá, which is the state capital, is one of the country's 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup.