Callao, Peru, Monday 25 March, 2019

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) started the preparatory work for the construction of the New Jorge Chávez International Airport. These tasks will last approximately 12 months and their first stage will focus on the environmental remediation of the area where the expansion will take place. The entire project includes the construction of a second landing and take-off runway and a new terminal. The investment will be around US $ 1,500 million, benefiting more than 34 million passengers annually.

The President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, accompanied by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Edmer Trujillo, the Vice Minister of Transport, Carlos Estremadoyro and the Management Manager of the Provincial Municipality of Callao, Yuri Vilela, inspected the beginning of the works the past Thursday, March 21. In that sense, the president pointed out that, within the framework of the bicentenary of Peru's independence in 2021, all Peruvians will be provided with a new airport that will create new business opportunities and contribute to the country's development.

For his part, LAP’s CEO, Juan José Salmón, reiterated the commitment of the company to continue working in a coordinated manner. "We are working on one of the most emblematic and expected projects for the country and the Callao Region. The start of works today marks a first milestone, beginning a new stage with challenges that we are sure we can overcome” he said.

The works included in the environmental remediation are fundamental to prepare the construction area, taking away the waste and polluting toxic material previously identified in the Environmental Impact Study. This ensures that the work is carried out with the highest technical and environmental standards. Other important tasks that will be carried out during the preparatory work will be the installation of a permanent pumping and drainage system to solve the problems generated by the water outcrops. This action will keep the construction area without humidity and will also benefit the residents of the areas surrounding the airport, preventing their streets and homes from being affected by leaks.

Parallel to these activities, we will have detailed technical analyzes of the soil such as topography, geotechnics and hydrogeology that will serve as a guide for the final designs of the construction of the New Jorge Chávez International Airport. During these time we will also have the realization of minor works such as the installation of a temporary camp, a perimeter fence, signage for evacuation routes, and the construction of a new access road for the work by Av. Gambetta. 

It should be noted that the Expansion Project of the New Jorge Chávez will be in charge of Amancae, a consortium specialized in the development of large-scale airport projects at an international level.