Greece has opened the way for the privatization of another regional airports, 23 in total. The airports are mostly located on islands in the Aegean Sea, several in mainland and two in Peloponnese.
The relevant decision by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has been published in the official gazette already on October 25, 2018.
The airports are currently managed by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority.
The airports to be privatized published are:
Alexandroupolis, Ioannina, Kozani, Kastoria, Nea Aghialos, Kalamata, Araxos, Limnos, Chios, Ikaria, Skyros, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Kalymnos, Astypalea, Sitia, Leros, Kasos, Karpathos, Kythera and Kastelorizo.
At this stage the privatization is still in the very beginning of the process. The Ministry decision allows investigation with the aim to prepare and develop a plan to the above mentioned airports taking into account their functionalities as well as the prospects for further development and modernization.
The investigation will also include options for the concession terms and conditions.
The Ministerial decision practically opens the way to the privatization of these airports.
Fourteen major Greek airports were privatized two years ago with tender winner to be German-led consortium Fraport.
Source: Keep Talking Greece
Aena, operador de los aeropuertos españoles, ha convocado una Asistencia Técnica para la preparación, elaboración y seguimiento del pliego de licitación de la actividad de tiendas libres de impuestos en los aeropuertos españoles.
El plazo del actual contrato finaliza el día 20 de octubre de 2020 y los aeropuertos se presentan en tres lotes.
El importe de la Asistencia Técnica es de 650.000 euros y el plazo de presentación de ofertas iniciales vence el día 19 de noviembre a las 13,00 horas.
La primera fase de la Asistencia Técnica contempla un detallado estudio de benchmarking.
El número de expediente es DSC-508/2018.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, commissioned the US $600m Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal in Nigeria funded by Export-Import Bank of China.
Speaking during the commissioning of the airport, the President said opening of the new terminal building of the Port Harcourt International Airport represents a significant landmark for international air travelers, particularly from the south-south geopolitical zone, and the entire country.
“Today’s commissioning is an example of Government’s deliberate policy to sustain the development of infrastructure for economic growth in all geo-political zones of the country,” said His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari also praise the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Chinese government and the China Exim Bank for their financial support of US $500m and the various roles they played towards the successful completion of the project. The additional US $100m counterpart fund came from the government of Nigeria.
The terminal which commenced in February 2014, was constructed by China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC). The company is also constructing new terminals in Abuja, Kano and Lagos International Airports.
Global aviation standards
President Buhari also assured that his administration is deliberately working to sustain the development of infrastructure for economic growth in all geo-political zones. According to Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the new airport terminal building will boost the economy of Rivers State as well as create jobs for people of the state.
As part of the infrastructure renewal program, the construction of 4 new international terminals at Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano airports was embarked upon by the federal government with a view to modernizing the aging airport infrastructure to meet global aviation standards and improved service delivery in tandem with best international practices.
The new commissioned terminal has the capacity for seven million passengers annually, 15 times the number of total passengers for entire Ghana for emphasis. In Nigeria aviation remains the safest means of transportation. Under current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, transport sector continues to undergo series of reform to sustain international best practice to ensure safety and security.
Source: Construction Review