October 29, 2018 / 8:45 PM / 19 days ago

Mexico president-elect says will scrap partly-built new airport

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his government would follow the results of a referendum where voters called for ditching a part-built $13 billion (£10.2 billion) new airport for Mexico City.

Lopez Obrador told reporters that the government would save around 100 billion pesos (£3.9 billion) by adding two runways to convert a military air base north of the capital and keep the current airport.

Reporting by Sheky Espejo

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