The Caribbean port city of Limón. Photo: Anywherecostarica.com
The Caribbean port city of Limón. Photo: Anywherecostarica.com

QCOSTARICA (Crhoy.com) A US group has offered the Costa Rican government financing for the construction of an international airport on the Caribbean coast with an investment of US$700 million.

The firm Mel Group has submitted a proposal to finance construction of a new international airport, which includes a 4 kilometer long runway and a 30 thousand square meter building. The investment for this project, which will be located in Limon, is about US$700 million.

Crhoy.com reports that “… The proposal made by Mel Group is to develop the work in Saborio Matina, about 25 kilometers from the port of Moin …The new terminal would measure ​​36 thousand square meters and have a 4 kilometer long runway. ”

Carlos Segnini, Minister of Transport and Public Works, said that “… In the coming weeks the government will examine this proposal and analyse and another proposal made last year by the Chamber of Tourism of Limón and development partnership from the province for an airport in the province.