The government of Bolivia inaugurated a tourist airport in the town of Copacabana, located on the border with Peru.
One of the goals for this construction is to have an international terminal in the future. Its location on the shores of Lake Titicaca will make it a great tourist destination.
“At the opening ceremony, Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was sure that visitors will be arriving from the interior of the country with this airport, mainly because it will shorten the travel time that is currently done only by land”, said El Comercio.
Morales also explained that among other intentions for constructing this airport are to establish air connections with the Peruvian cities of Cusco, Puno, and Juliaca. Also, to him, entrepreneurs will be able to arrive in this area of the country for business, since before they did not wish to do so because the journey by land was tedious.
Copacabana is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, 153 kilometers from La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, and just 12 of the Peruvian population of Yunguyo. It is considered one of the “gates” of tourist entry that travel from Bolivia to Peru.
El Comercio also informed that the investment for this project was of $6.8 million US dollars and the construction took a year and a half to be concluded.