Building of Ecological Airport in Galapagos to Begin

December 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

Corporate America (CA), manager of 49 airports in the world, this morning received authorization from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to build the first airport in the world ecological in the Galapagos Islands.This was announced by the director for Latin America, CA, Ezequiel Barrenechea, during a visit to Guayaquil.Permission was given 8 months after the Government signed an agreement to lift this work, between the Authority and the Corporation America.

“This means that you can perform the civil works. We hope to start with the closing of the land from next Monday, “said Barrenechea.

The concession was awarded more than two years, but the construction had to wait until the contract conditions attaching to the standards defined by the new Constitution (2008). Initially, it should be ready this year, but now the work must be completed by the end of 2012.

The airport will work with renewable energy, the roof will consist of solar panels, solar collectors will heat water and generate electricity, light-colored pavement will reduce the heating effect and will have LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

An investment of approximately 24 million dollars will be used to construct the new Baltra Airport.

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