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EBRD ready to consider financing of future concessionaire of Montenegro's intl airports

Author Radomir Ralev
EBRD ready to consider financing of future concessionaire of Montenegro's intl airports License: Creative Commons BY 3.0

PODGORICA (Montenegro), April 22 (SeeNews) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is ready to consider providing financing to the future concessionaire of Montenegro's two international airports - in Podgorica and Tivat, EBRD president Suma Chakrabarti has said.

"We are ready to consider the financing of the winner in the tender, which will be awarded a concession for Aerodromi Crne Gore," Chakrabarti said in a video file posted on the website of Montenegrin public broadcaster RTCG on Monday. 

Montenegro's government said in August it plans to invite bids for awarding a concession contract for the operation of the country's two international airports currently managed by state-owned company Aerodromi Crne Gore. 

Montenegro expects investments of 80 million euro ($90 million) in Podgorica and Tivat airports within three years after awarding a concession contract for their operation, transport minister Osman Nurkovic said in February.

The two airports serviced 2.041 million passengers from January 1 to September 23, 2018, according to the latest available data. In 2017, the two airports handled a total of 2.185 million passengers combined, up 17.7% on the previous year.

($ = 0.889157 euro)

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