After months of indecision, Colombia’s government announced on Thursday the planned demolition of Bogota‘s El Dorado International Airport, scheduled to begin in 2012.
Bogota’s El Dorado airport, built in 1959, was condemned to be demolished in March last year.
The airport’s foundations are not compatible with a proposed modernization project for the site, thus another structure must be built, reported newspaper EL Espectador.
Transport Minister Andres Uriel Gallego said that the contract with Opain, the firm resonsible for the reconstruction of the new airport, would have to be modified.
Building of a new airport will begin in 2012, once the original has been flattened.