The Chinese are comingChinese companies have formed a consortium that plans to compete for the construction of Zagreb Pleso Airport’s much anticipated and delayed new terminal, “Poslovni Devnik” writes. The yet unnamed Chinese consortium is also interested in participating in various other infrastructure projects across Croatia. The Croatian IGH company, which was considered a favourite in the running for the construction of the terminal building, will now face stiff competition for the job. The mayor of Zagreb believes that the construction of this project will finally commence in 2011.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Zagreb Airport, Tonči Peović, announced that the airport’s runway will be completely renewed. The 12.4 million Euro upgrade is necessary, according to Peović, as the runway can no longer handle the large aircraft it receives. The project is now awaiting approval. At a press conference, Peović also boasted his performance since becoming the airport’s CEO half a year ago saying that he has managed to attract various airlines after years of stagnation. He also announced that the airport’s balcony for aircraft spotting will soon once again be opened after many years, a treat for passengers and aviation enthusiasts.