The construction of Zagreb’s much needed second terminal has been on the cards for a decade. In 2008, a winning design for the new terminal was chosen but the price tag was too expensive for the government. A modified version of Zagreb’s design is now under construction in Donetsk, Ukraine instead.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Boost for new Zagreb terminal
The original Zagreb Terminal 2 design (2008)The Croatian Government will commence tender procedures in order to find a strategic partner which will help build Zagreb Airport’s new terminal next month, the Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor announced on Friday. The Prime Minister said that the project will be funded by both the government and the company which wins the tender. In return for financing the project, the strategic partner will gain control over Croatia’s main hub and run it for several decades. Kosor said that many have shown interest in the project including airports from Munich, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Zurich and Houston. “Next year, after several phases of the tender process I believe we will find a strategic partner with whom we will commence the construction of the new airport terminal which should cost some 180 million Euros”, she said. Kosor revealed that the government has already held talks with interested partners.