Source: Listín Diario
The President of the Republic, Danilo Medina, approved by decree the establishment of the Bávaro International Airport, in the area of Tres Pieza, El Salado sector, in the Salvaleón de Higuey municipality.
In accordance with decree 270-20, issued on the 21st of this month, the airport’s authorization corresponds to the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), according to the terms of the aforementioned legal provision.
According to the document obtained by Diario Libre through the website of the Legal Consultancy of the Executive Power, the IDAC will oversee for the construction, commissioning and aeronautical operations of the terminal.
They will make sure that the Aeropuerto Internacional de Bávaro AIB SAS, “complies with all the legal provisions, regulations and administrative rules that may be applicable to it, as well as the required certifications, permits and authorizations of aviation, municipal environment, among others.”
In article 5, the Minister of Public Works and Communications and ex officio president of the Airport Commission is instructed to sign, on behalf of the Dominican State, the contract that results from the execution of this decree with the company International Airport by Bávaro AIB.
In February of this year, it was announced that the Airport Commission was approved, through resolution 6796. The construction of the airport with a projection of receiving 2.5 million passengers annually in a first stage.
The airport will be built in an area of approximately 600 hectares.
The construction is in charge of the Abrisa business group, which founded the company Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom), which currently has the concession to manage six airports in the country, but they sold in 2008. Abrisa has a presence in the eastern area with the Cap Cana destination.