Gov’t expected to start Vlora airport talks with Turkish companies in 15 days
The law defining the special procedure to be followed for the Vlora Airport construction negotiations is expected to come into force after 15 days, thus paving the way for the start of talks between the Albanian state and the three Turkish companies that have shown interested in this investment.
Negotiations can begin within 45 days of entry into force of the law, while their goal will be the design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of this airport, which is planned to be built in the Akernia area in southern Albania.
The contract negotiation procedure will be chaired by the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy and will consist of representatives from the Ministry of Finance and Economy, State Advocacy, Civil Aviation Authority and representatives from other interested institutions.
Meanwhile, after the agreement, the final contract will be passed on for approval to the government and then to the parliament.
In January this year, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that there was an official request for the construction of this airport, while the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy suggested that the investment would be private rather than money from the state budget.
Meanwhile, during the discussion of the bill in Parliament, the Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj said that the budget cost for construction of the Vlora Airport will be 2.5 million USD per year, as the Albanian government will only keep the risk of demand related to the number of passengers.
While, according to Minister Damian Gjiknuri, this airport is a necessity, as there is a doubling of the demand for air transport.
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