The general manager of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom), Mónika Infante, said that for the terminal that the entity has to build, with the renewal of the concession contract of five airports in the country by the Government, the studies of the work have already begun.
He indicated that the construction works of the same, will have an investment of 250 million dollars and will begin at the beginning of the year 2025, expecting to be finished in a term of three years.
“As we visualize the work, it will be a modern terminal with high ceilings that will make good use of natural light, much more passenger-friendly, because it will be an aerostation of this era”, he added.
He emphasized that as soon as the new concession contract is approved in the Senate of the Republic and then enacted by the Executive Power, a total intervention of the old airport facilities will begin.
Infante also said that Aerodom is confident that the contract will be approved in the next few days by the Senate of the Republic “without being delayed”.
“The fact that Vinci Airports, is an operator that is already in the Dominican Republic, and wants to stay in the country, and even in the long term in a gesture that should be applauded,” he said.
With regard to the immediate works of renovation that the old terminal will undergo, he explained that they include the remodeling of the facade of the terminal, as well as the improvement of the roofs and the installation of a system of rainwater collection, according to Listin Diario.
“Ceilings, soffits, ceramics will be improved while in the passenger arrival area a complete modification will be made, to improve in that sense the aspect and to put it in accordance with the current modernism that modern terminals exhibit”, he said.
He indicated that the parking area will be remodeled and landscaped and a series of digital and automated equipment and methods will be installed to speed up the procedures for travelers using the facilities during their transit through the country.
He clarified that this year and even under the current agreement, the company expanded the operating capacity of the Las Américas-José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport.