Brazil's national airport authority Infraero will call a 42m-real (USD23.7m) tender in May to build a third passenger terminal at Confins international airport in Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte. "An Infraero team is developing the basic plan at the moment. The tender is expected at the end of May, with actual construction to start later this year," the spokesperson said.
Civil works should be finished up in 2013, an official told the media. Terminal III will be a remote terminal, covering 11,000m2. Besides a public hall and vehicle parking facilities, it will have areas for check-in, loading and unloading, passenger inspection, shopping, and support services.
Restoration and repair works at Confins' terminal I is also due to start this year and is due for completion in 4Q13. An executive project is also underway to build terminal II.
Confins international airport, also known as Tancredo Neves, is located near Belo Horizonte. The airport handled 7.26m passengers in 2010.