Buenos Aires, Sep 1 (EFE) .- The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, said today that the reopening of the airport of the northern province of Tucumán after three months of works, for a value of 85.5 million dollars, will increase tourism in what is the poorest area of the country. P>
"This work was done thinking that we wanted to open Tucumán to the world and to the whole world. country more actively. remodeling Benjamín Matienzo. p>
After undergoing expansion work involving an investment of some 1.5 billion pesos (85.5 million dollars), the airport runway tucumano went from 2,900 meters to 3,500 and is now the second longest in the country. p>
The objective of the extension is that it can operate international flights without having to pass through Buenos Aires. P>
In this way, the second stage of works in different areas of the Tucuman airport that began last year will be completed in 2018. P>
"When you do a good work, a transformation forever, "said Macri, surrounded by national, provincial and local authorities, in an event in which he stressed that these arrangements will help" boost tourism "in the in the north, after this year reached its "record in history". p>
In that sense, he emphasized that only in Tucuman there were 200,000 overnight stays this year, even with the airport in works. p>
"When tourism moves, employment and SMEs move," he said.