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Chisinau Airport Concession Suspended

A group of Moldovan lawmakers has queried the tender process that resulted in a Russian company winning a tender to run day-to-day operations at Chisinau International Airport.
CHISINAU -- Moldova's Constitutional Court has suspended the government's decision to grant responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Chisinau International Airport to a Russian company.

The court's decision on September 10 was made less than a week after Moldova's Economy Minister Valeriu Lazar announced that the tender's winner, Russia's Komaks Company, will invest up to 244 million euros in the airport's infrastructure over 49 years.

A group of lawmakers requested the revision of the tender's results, saying it had been held in violation of transparency principles.

Seven international companies initially took part in the tender; five of them later withdrew.

The reasons for their decisions to leave the tender have not been made public.

With reporting by "Kommersant" and ITAR-TASS