New $9.2B airport announced for Mexico City

mexcityairport720Mexico City will replace its aging, overtaxed airport with a new one, quadrupling capacity to 120 passengers annually, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced yesterday. Built on federal land adjacent to the current airport, it will cost an estimated $9.2 billion US.

Calling it “Mexico’s gateway to the world,” Peña Nieto said it will be Mexico’s largest public infrastructure project in recent years.

Source: Associated Press via Mashable

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