The Minister reached this decision on the basis of an expert analysis which points out that in the situation of the current concession state interests are not protected.
Bulgaria Air starts operating 10 new regular passenger flights to some of the most attractive cities in Europe and…10 Views | the publication reaches you by | Bulgarian Business Club
Alexiev reckons that it is not appropriate to continue with the concession under the current circumstances. Another of Alexiev’s arguments is that BDZ’s problems cannot be solved at the expense of Sofia Airport – a condition under the current concession.
The reason is that the second Borisov cabinet decided that the revenues from the concession must be used to pay off BDZ’s debts. This is why the candidates must depose in advance a large part of the sum.
“Other concerns have been heavily disregarded – like investments in the airport – 15%, development of the airport – 25%. Let’s not speak about airport security – 5%. What does this mean – with this concession, the state obviously wants to receive easy money which will be used somewhere and it does not care about the development of the airport in spite of the fact that the concession is for a period of 35 years,” added Alexiev, cited by Focus agency.
The Bulgarian economy shrunk by 4.6 percent last year, and in 2021 the country expects a recovery and…15 Views | the publication reaches you by | Bulgarian Business Club
Do you have information you want to reach our readers?