Correa to inaugurate Nueva Loja airport this week

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will this week inaugurate the Lago Agrio airport, in Sucumbíos province's Nueva Loja district, local press reported.

The project required a US$5mn investment and has the capacity to handle 150,000 passengers/year.

The facility is equipped with a 2.3km runway, check-in areas, VIP rooms, offices, airline stands and a health center, among others installations.

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Works were carried out by the firm Construcciones y Servicios de Minería (Consermin), and finished a month ahead of schedule.

The initiative is part of the country's airport modernization plan, being carried out by the transport and public works ministry, the airport under-secretariat and the national civil aviation authority.