TIRANA, February 22
Good news is in the air for the south eastern region as a race on a feasibility study for the construction of an airport has started. Local media reports that the Albanian Development Fund started the procedures on a feasibility study for the construction of an airport in Korca area. The fact that Tirana International Airport ended its exclusive right for hosting international flights seemed to ignite a new ambition for building new airports in the country.
According to the documents, the procedure was launched based on a request submitted by the municipalities of Korca, Pogradec, Kolonje, Devoll, Maliq and Pustec to the Albanian Development Fund. They required funding for conducting a feasibility study for on the construction and operation of an airport in Lumalasi field in Korca.
“This is the reason why the steering council of the Albanian Development Fund adopted the respective fund for conducting the feasibility study regarding Korca airport,” the documents say.
Meanwhile, this is not the first study conducted in Korca area for an airport project. Another one was carried in 2007 and it provides interesting data that can be used for new study.
The fund allocated for this study is Lek 7.3 million while offers must be submitted by March 3, 2017.
A few weeks ago, the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama officially announced that the long-awaited southern airport will be constructed in Vlora.
News Source: Scan TV
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