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Headline : Portugal : Complementary airport of Montijo "is a suitable, sustainable and sustainable solution"
Summary : The Minister of Planning and Infrastructures, Pedro Marques, said that the complementary airport of Montijo "is an appropriate, sustainable and sustainable solution" in the logic of expanding Lisbon airport capacity. At the signing ceremony of the contract for the expansion of this capacity, at the Air Base No. 6 in Montijo, which was chaired by Prime Minister Antnio Costa, the Minister said that this is also a solution that "has enough consensus to move forward" and that 'Responds to the country's development needs'.

Pedro Marques said that this agreementis "very significant" because it defines and allows the necessary investments to be made for the short term, allowing airport traffic at Humberto Delgado Airport to continue to grow in 2019 and in the following years. "The country needs this investment project, and needs it now. With its implementation, we doubled the airport capacity of the Lisbon Region, "added Pedro Marques, noting that Humberto Delgado Airport will benefit from an investment of 900 million euros, which will help to significantly decongest the structure and offer the best conditions for can be "the great hub of connections between Europe, Africa, and North and South America."

Investment of 691 million at the complementary airport
The Minister also said that the implementation of this project promotes airport growth and tourism with the construction of the complementary airport in Montijo aimed at point-to-point and mid-level links, which will receive an investment of 691 million euros. "This airport will be powered by a set of accessibility and public transport, which will reinforce the centrality of the infrastructure and competitiveness of the peninsula" of Setbal, said Pedro Marques, adding that the number of direct and indirect jobs generated by the new airport will be higher than 10 000, "which puts this investment, along with Autoeuropa, as the largest investments in the Peninsula of Setbal in the period of democracy".

Pedro Marques stressed that the complementary airport of Montijo will be "very competitive, because it will benefit from a unique location, very close to the center of Lisbon, and will be further enhanced by the point-to-point links between the two airports and public transport to the center of Lisbon. City".

"It will be a safe airport, following the best international standards, which will be certified by the competent authorities, and environmentally compliant, as all the measures that have been enacted under the Environmental Impact Assessment will be implemented," he said.

The complementary airport of Montijo will begin operating in 2022, and is expected to initially receive seven million passengers.