March 6 (SeeNews) - The municipality of Ruse, on the Danube, said it signed a contract with a joint venture of local companies Straplan and Stroyproject for the development of the local airport.
Under the contract, the joint venture has to obtain within a year a certificate for the facilities' operational suitability as a civil airport, the municipality said in a press release on Saturday.
It should also prepare a general plan for the development of the airport within two years, overhaul the airport’s runway and passenger terminal, and procure the equipment needed for the operation of the airport.
The Ruse municipality said in January that Straplan and Stroyproject have submitted a project to overhaul the airport and operate it for ten years. According to the statement made at the time, Stroyproject owner Hristo Krusharski is prepared to invest up to 1.5 million levs ($814,980/766,900 euro) in the project by May.
Established in 1992, Stroyproject is a certified aviation operator active in mitigating hailstorm damage.
Straplan was set up in 2008. Its main activity is consultancy and management of civil and military aviation projects.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)