Only one offer submitted for new Iraklio airport project
A single offer was submitted in the tender for the construction and operation of a new airport for Iraklio at Kastelli on Crete. The consortium of local construction firm GEK Terna and Indian group GMR was the only one to table a bid for the project, despite expectations there would be more participants.
“We are excited with our participation in the tender,” Sidharath Kapur, president of GMR Airport Ltd, told Kathimerini. “We believe that this particular airport and the Greek market in general have a great prospect in the tourism sector.”
Kapur noted that the company has great experience in managing airports with high passenger traffic, and has also participated in the construction and operation of Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, from which it departed two years ago, selling off its 40 percent stake.
The Kastelli airport was expected to be targeted by local construction firm Aktor, which had formed an alliance with French group Vinci, and by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in cooperation with airport specialists Archirodon. These groups had requested a new three-month extension up to end-January, citing a series of issues, and said that the Infrastructure Ministry had implied the extension would be granted.
You may be interested
Great city routes to explore on foot in AthensPanos - Mar 05, 2021
Athens reveals its best charms to those who put one foot in front of the other! Whether you’re looking to…
Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – AnalysisPanos - Mar 05, 2021
Turkey has invented a new “reconciliation,” after attempts to spread propaganda stories of “reconciliation” with Israel failed last year. In…
Inside the Secret Math Society known simply as Nicolas BourbakiPanos - Mar 05, 2021
Antoine Chambert-Loir’s initiation into one of math’s oldest secret societies began with a phone call. “They told me Bourbaki would like me…