Work begins on Mexico City's new airport

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Work has begun on the construction of the new international airport in Mexico City, according to communications and transport ministry (SCT).

Initial works on hydraulics and access roads are being carried out on the 4,600ha site, while ground conditioning works are expected to begin in the coming weeks.

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In a session with lower house representatives, SCT minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said that the 169bn-peso (US$12.5bn) project has a manager as well a project architect, while a head engineer will be hired in the future.

The first group tenders for the construction of the new airport could be launched next year, according to local daily El Financiero,

The first phase of construction includes a terminal building, control tower, 95 gates and three runways with a capacity to serve 50mn passengers each year.

When complete, the airport will have six runways and a capacity of 120mn passengers per year.