The national airport authority of Brazil, Infraero is proposing a 29mn-real (US$15.8mn) project to build a second passenger terminal for Presidente Castro Pinto airport in Paraíba the state capital Joao Pessoa.
“We are currently conducting preliminary studies aimed at preparing the tender,” the spokesperson said, adding that a tender date and exact budget have yet to be finalized.
The airport is located in Bayeux, some 13.6km from downtown João Pessoa.
The current passenger terminal spans 9,464m2 and has capacity to handle 860,000 passengers per year, following improvement and remodeling work that started in 2004.
Paraíba state’s other airport, Presidente João Suassuna, is located in the city of Campina Grande, some 122km from João Pessoa.
Brazil’s Paraíba state government and federally controlled savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) have signed financing agreements worth 67.5mn reais (US$42.8mn) aimed at improving the state’s water supply and sanitation.
Work will take place in state capital João Pessoa and the surrounding municipalities of Bayeux, Cabedelo, Santa Rita and Conde. The state will spend 35.4mn reais to improve sanitation and 32.1mn reais on potable water, according to a state government release.
In terms of sanitation, a 33.4mn-real project that falls under phase II of the country’s growth acceleration plan (PAC) will take place in João Pessoa. Work involves building a sewerage network, pumping station and an outfall pipeline as well as installing 11,000 domestic connections,
Another 2.02mn reais has been earmarked for additional sanitation work in João Pessoa, Cabedelo, Bayeux and Conde (read more)