By Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Peruvian Government Executes Airports Expansion Projects
The Peruvian government has already started the procedures and other measures for the airport’s expansion at Cajamarca, Pucallpa, and Iquitos.
These measures consist of the execution of the expropriations of the properties affected in the expansion projects of the Cajamarca, Pucallpa, and Iquitos airports.
Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport is located at north Cajamarca, in the Baños del Inca district, province and department of Cajamarca.
Cajamarca’s airport has one 2,500 meters long by 45 meters wide runway; a four-story Control Tower with 12.70 meters high; a single passenger terminal; 2 parking spaces on a platform 160 meters long by 80 meters wide, which is for small narrow-body aircraft.
In 2020, ADP conferred the engineering studies to carry out the runway rehabilitation works, taxiway and platform, as well as the design of the perimeter fence of the airport.
The expansion works will require an investment of $38.6 million.
At the end of 2021, the Peruvian government approved a $23,400 payment to compensate the people who will be harmed by the expropriation of land in favor of the expansion of the Cajamarca airport.
Capitán FAP David Abensur Rengifo Airport is located in northeast Pucallpa, in the Yarinacocha district, Coronel Portillo Province, Ucayali department.
Pucallpa’s airport has one 2,800 meters long by 45 meters wide runway; a five-story Control Tower with 14 meters high; a single passenger terminal; 4 parking spaces on a platform with 270 meters long by 92.90 meters wide, which is for small narrow-body aircraft.
In 2018, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications agreed to buy/expropriate the land affected by the Pucallpa airport expansion project.
However, 3 years later, the Peruvian government announced the disbursement of $658,900 to carry out this operation.
At the beginning of this year, the Minister of Transportation and Communications promised to complete this year the approval of the technical file to rehabilitate the runway and expand the perimeter fence of this air terminal, work that will require an investment of $85 million.
Additionally, the new passenger terminal is also close to approval, with an investment of approximately $200 million.
Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport is located at northeast Iquitos, in the district of San Juan, Province of Maynas, department of Loreto.
Iquitos’ airport has one 2,500 meters long by 45 meters wide runway; a single passenger terminal; 5 parking spaces on a platform with 247.50 meters long by 220 meters wide, which is for small narrow-body aircraft.
In 2020, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications published the technical file project for the investment in the rehabilitation of the airside and the optimization of the airport’s perimeter fence, whose works will demand an investment of approximately $85 million.
In mid-2021, the MTC acquired 90.55% of the properties necessary for the works described above.
In total, 1,485 properties were acquired, leaving 155 for pending acquisition.
At the beginning of this year, the MTC approved the total value of the appraisal and the payment of the improvements found in the affected areas for the expansion works.