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Palatable state property concession

30 August 2010 / 11:08:09  GRReporter
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State properties will be offered for private concession for half a century to bring revenue to make up the state deficit. The decision for two of the 76 state properties – diamonds and part of the long list of real estate in Greece – has already been taken. Private investors will be contacted in the autumn that will assume the property use for the next fifty years.
One of the two properties decided for concession is 270 acres. There was the central site with machinery for the construction of the bridge Rio-Antirrio, which connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese Patras. The other property is the ski centre of the famous ski resort Kaymakchalan with the adjacent area which is 16,900 acres.

According to sources of the state property company, tenders for the two properties will be announced in the next few months. The tender notice for the ground near the bridge Rio-Antirrio is completely ready and it will be announced in November unless anything unexpected happens. The residents of the area strongly supported the concession of this property. There is huge investor interest for this land. Some of the potential investors are the Gefira cluster that built and uses the bridge Rio-Antirrio. Its shareholders are one of the most powerful construction companies in the world: the French Vinci (57%), the Greek construction company Aktor (22%), and the Greek construction companies J & Ρ-Avaks (12%) and Athens, Ta Nea newspaper reported.  
Qatar Ηolding declared its interest in this site too. The company planned to invest in the port of Astakos. According to the information of the Ta Nea newspaper, the Arab company Qatar Ηolding along with other foreign investors have asked the Greek state property company to submit data for the terrain around the bridge Harilaos Tricoupis. The satellite imaging of the area at the expense of the Arabs concluded some time ago. According to forecasts, the investment in Antirrio will open 500 jobs. A team of investors from Qatar will arrive in Antirrio soon to visit the area.  They will visit the area of 300 acres around Mesolongi offered for plant construction as part of their investment tour.
Among the candidates interested in the state terrains appears the Egyptian business company Οrascom, which is controlled by the Sauiris family. The plans of the state property company include construction of five-star hotel, construction of one of the largest yacht port in the area, construction of shopping malls, amusement parks and places to eat. These plans will be submitted to each potential investor that wants to use the land for 50 years.

Especially ambitious are the plans of the state property company for the second property of 16,900 acres located in the winter resort Kaymakchalan. The region has all the prerequisites for the construction of a tourist infrastructure to attract wealthy tourists from around the world not just in the winter but all year long. This is the highest ski centre in Greece and there is snow for a long time. Nearby is the Vegoritida dam where water sports facilities are planned for construction. The plans for the region include the construction of 1 km long flight strip where light aircraft, carrying tourists from all over Greece and the world will be able to land.

Tags: NewsEconomyCompaniesConcessionRio AntirrioKaymakchalanSki resort
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