The President of Georgia launches construction of new international airport
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 22 /Trend, N.Kirzkhalia/
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili personally destroyed the old building of Kutaisi Airport, which is located in the town Kopitnari. Saakashvili dressed in ceremonial costume got a bulldozer and destroyed one of the walls of the old airport.
"We will build an international airport here, which will take the aircraft from Munich, Rome, Baku and other cities next year," he said.
According to Saakashvili, airline with low tariffs will be held for flights from Kutaisi.
"These companies will do everything not to allow other companies to set high prices," he said.
A Dutch company will build the airport.
The Georgian government announced about the expression of an interest for the purchase of LTD Kutaisi Airport for a symbolic price - 1 lari on March 18. As stated in the relevant official statement, "the government is ready to invite the companies to put forward their proposals for the maintenance of low-cost airlines. The company has to transport more than 20 million passengers a year. However, the Georgian government agrees to provide funding for the project if the company satisfies their requirements".
Expression of interest is not the nature of the tender or auction. So the Government of Georgia has the right not to accept any of the bids.