«Taking Over Certificate» of Aeroporto Internacional de Oé-Cusse «Rota do Sândalo»
(Sandalwood Route International Airport of Oé- Cusse Ambeno)
His Excellency the President of the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA) and Special Zone of Social Market Economy (ZEESM), Dr. Mari Bim Amude Alkatiri, signed today, Thursday, December 6, 2018, the “Taking Over Certificate” of the International Airport of Oé- Cusse Ambeno, a contractual act that points above all an important moment in the sustainable development of RAEOA and the integrated vision that is sought for this ZEESM.
This work, whose construction is now almost complete, will have a final cost of USD $ 119,940,058.87 and an execution term of 43 months.
This airport, which has modern and complete facilities and equipment to obtain certification of international operations, complies with the applicable international ICAO (IATA) and IATA standards in terms of safety and comfort levels for passengers and safety (security), being designed for the operation without limitations of airplanes of the type Airbus A320 or Boeing B737-800, day and night.
Oé-Cusse International Airport also has facilities for the processing of cargo and live animals, including quarantine services, in order to contribute to a new centrality of the Enclave.
This airport has a track of 2200 meters in length, 45 meters in width and a parking area with capacity for 7 aircraft of several types simultaneously, capable of processing more than 500 passengers per hour between departures and arrivals, when it is in full operation . It also has automatic emergency power generation systems, state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and ground support equipment for aircraft support, an automatic meteorological information system and a control tower with modern and complete communication systems.
For stated reasons, the President of the RAEOA-ZEESM-TL Authority, Dr. Mari Alkatiri, maintains that this infrastructure will benefit the inhabitants of Oé-Cusse and those who visit the Region, whether in tourism or business and, ultimately, the People of Timor-Leste, by encouraging the development of the entire timorese Nation.