Turkey cancels tender for construction of new airport
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.2
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Turkey has cancelled the tender for construction of the Rize-Artvin airport, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.
Reportedly, the tender has been cancelled due to a number of changes in the project. It was planned to hold the tender for construction of the new airport Sept.8, 2016.
The project’s cost was estimated at 750 million Turkish liras. Official exchange rate on Sept.2 is 2.9646 TRY/USD.
It was planned to construct the airport on the Black Sea coast by covering part of the water surface.
Currently, 55 civil airports operate in Turkey and 17 of them carry out international flights.
The country is also constructing the third airport in Istanbul and more than a quarter of this work has been completed, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.
It is planned to commission the third airport in Istanbul in early 2018.
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