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$4-billion Mexico City terminal building contract awarded

The Associated Press
$4-billion Mexico City terminal building contract awarded

MEXICO CITY — A consortium led by Mexico’s Carso infrastructure and construction company has won a $4-billion contract to build the main terminal building at Mexico City’s new airport.

The $9.2-billion project will quadruple the current airport’s capacity to 120-million passengers per year.

Mexican builder ICA Constructora de Infraestructura will join nine firms, some Spanish, in the consortium led by Carso’s Operadora CICSA.

The spider-like terminal was designed by British architect Norman Foster and Mexico’s Fernando Romero.

Romero is the son-in-law of Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, whose family controls Carso.

Work will start in February and the contract foresees it being completed in just over three-and-a-half years, or by mid-2020.

The new airport will cover nearly 11,400 acres, 10 kilometres from the present, over-crowded facility.

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