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Govt loses confidence in firm revamping Ercan Airport

THE government has threatened to terminate a 300-million euro contract to revamp Ercan airport if the workis not completed this year.

Govt loses confidence in firm revamping Ercan Airport

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

The warning was made by Public Works and Transport Minister TolgaAtakan, who lashed out at the private T&T consortium, made up of Turkish firms Taşyapı and Terminal Yapı, over ongoing delays in the construction of a new terminal and two runways.

“I do not know whether or not the airport will be finished in 2020, but if the [new] airport [terminal] is not opened, the government is determined to take this action,” Mr Atakan said in a statement this week.

“It is unacceptable to have . . . uncertainty for another one or two years. If necessary the [contract] will be dissolved.”

Mr Atakan claimed that 13 new airports had been built in Turkey since construction work began at Ercan.  Construction of the terminal building was started in 2016.

T&T spokesman Serhat Özçelik told Cyprus Today that the consortium was “working hard” to finish the project before the end of the year.

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