- During the delivery, the President of the Republic highlighted the export opportunities that this work will generate to entrepreneurs in the area.
- Investment reaches ₡ 582 million and has a total area of 538m2.
With an investment of ₡ 582 million Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport of Liberia, Guanacaste, has a new fully equipped Cargo Center, which reinforces the modernization and expansion of the facilities of this air terminal.
The Center was inaugurated on October 26 in Liberia in the presence of the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado Quesada and the Civil Aviation Director, Guillermo Hoppe Pacheco. It opens a series of opportunities for the export of raw materials, fresh products, devices for solar panels, jewelry and crafts.
The Cargo Center will be operated by the company RexCargo. It has a cargo reception area of 538 m2, three bays for loading and unloading, an electronic floor scale with a capacity of 2,000 kgs, a sterile area of 591 m2, space for handling special merchandise and a cold room of 153 m2.
The responsible of the concession is CORIPORT, company in charge of the Airport Passenger Terminal since 2012.
President Alvarado said that “this center represents a huge benefit for the productive sectors linked to foreign trade. It means greater ease for the farmer or for the businessman who previously had to go to San José to export their products by air.”
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade, Duayner Salas commented that “we are very satisfied with this new advance in the infrastructure of the country because it will boost the development of our exports and bring the North Pacific products closer to their buyers in Mexico, United States and Canada. This opening demonstrates our commitment to the country’s competitiveness.”
On the other hand, Hoppe said that “the continued growth of airport infrastructure gives greater capacity to the country and the province of Guanacaste to facilitate the export of products, apart from the constant increase in international tourism and the interest of new companies in the area.”
Hoppe added that the “Cargo Center was born as an additional alternative to the service provided by the Daniel Oduber airport for the international marketing of products in the area.”
The new buildings will have offices for Customs, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, SENASA, operations, monitoring, as well as X-ray equipment and metal detector arc.
“We believe in generating a series of opportunities for local producers and in the arrival of materials and supplies that the area demands thanks to its potential and that can’t be acquired in the local market,” said César Jaramillo, General Manager of CORIPORT.
Recently, the expansion of the passenger terminal was opened with an additional 4,118 m2 in its boarding rooms and 417 m2 in its main hall. Also, new facilities such as six counters for airlines, six stores and a carousel in the baggage reception area.
All of the above is part of the investment execution of the Civil Aviation Technical Council (CETAC, for its spanish initials) and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC, for its spanish initials), through Coriport, as a concessionaire of the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. It exceeds ₡ 6,700 million, apart from the investment in the implementation of the Diplomatic room, Logistics Center and solid waste area, among others.