Enrique Vásquez Zuleta, the major of Pereira, the capital city of the Colombian Department of Risaralda, has confirmed plans to develop a new terminal at Matecaña airport through a public private partnership (PPP) project.
According to the Mayor of Pereira, one of the reasons to use a PPP model is that the funds approved by the National Government are not enough to carry out the development of the new terminal.
The total project investment is estimated at P$90.66 billion (US$45.7 million). The National Government will provide a total of P$15 billion (US$7.56 million).
The tender process has already been launched and more information can be found on the public procurement system, Secop.
See tender documents:https://www.contratos.gov.co/consultas/detalleProceso.do?numConstancia=14-19-2966515The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest is 7 November 2014.
Matecaña International Airport connects the Risaralda department of Colombia. It also serves the cities of Armenia, Cartago, and Manizales in emergency situations.
The city of Pereira owns and manages the terminal building, while the operations are in charge of Aerocivil. On average, there are 25 daily commercial operations.
Colombia is to award two other airport concessions on 19 December 2014. The Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) had launched two tender processes, one for the Barranquilla International Airport and one for the airports of Armenia, Popoayán and Neiva. ANI announced the shortlisted investors for the concessions in October 2013.