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Albania opens new tender for construction of airport in Saranda

Albania opens new tender for construction of airport in Saranda Author: Tirana International Airport. Licence: All rights reserved.

TIRANA (Albania), October 27 (SeeNews) - The Albanian infrastructure ministry said it has launched a new tender for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a 34.32 million euro ($39.8 million) airport in Saranda, in the southern part of the country, after the first tender was cancelled earlier this month.

The construction works will be financed through private investment, the infrastructure ministry said in a tender notice published on Tuesday by the public procurement agency.

The duration of the contract will be 35 years.

Candidates can submit their offers until November 26.

Albania cancelled the first tender for offers for the construction of the new airport because it attracted no bidders, local news portal Exit reported on Tuesday.

Earlier in October, Albania extended again the deadline for submitting bids in the tender to October 14 from October 4. The original deadline expired on September 23 but was extended to October 4.

In April, Albania inaugurated its second international airport located in the northeastern city of Kukes. Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa is the only other operating international airport in the country.

($ = 0.8618 euro)

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