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Montenegro names four qualified candidates to bid for airports concession

Author Radomir Ralev
Montenegro names four qualified candidates to bid for airports concession License: Creative Commons BY 3.0

PODGORICA (Montenegro), January 16 (SeeNews) - Montenegro's government has picked four companies as qualified bidders in its tender for awarding a 30-year concession contract to run the country's two international airports, in Podgorica and Tivat, the transport ministry said.

The qualified candidates are: South Korea's Incheon International Airport Corporation; India's GMR Airports; Luxembourg's Corporacion America Airports; and a consortium of France's Groupe ADP and Turkey's TAV, the transport ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. 

The tender commission has established that the four candidates have met the pre-qualification criteria.

According to Montenegrin media reports, the government has received seven bids in the pre-qualification stage of the tender. Bids were also placed by Turkey's Limak Holding; a consortium formed by Turkey's Cengiz and Denmark's Copenhagen Airports; and a tie-up of Ireland's DAA International, France's Bouygues Batiment International and Luxembourg's Marguerite.

The deadline for the submission of bids in the pre-qualification stage expired on November 25.

In July, government approved plans to award a 30-year concession contract to run the two international airports, expecting an investment of at least 200 million euro ($223.2 million).

($ = 0.896062 euro)

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