YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan). Offers for the leasing of the Yerevan "Zvartnots" Airport cargo terminal began getting considered Wednesday. Eight organizations from the United States–Great Britain–France–the United Arab Emirates–Switzerland–Italy–Iran and the Netherlands have expressed their willingness to participate in the open competition for the leasing of the cargo terminal for 10-15 years.
However–only two organizations submitted offers before the deadline–Ogdin Aviation (USA) and Eurofood International (France).
Minister of Industry and Trade–Garnik Nanagulian–reported that offers sent before the deadline but which have not yet arrived–will be accepted within the next week.
The director of the Office for the Cargo Program Implementation–Karren Mkhitarian–pointed out that the criteria for the selection of the operator consist of two parts: technical and financial–which will be evaluated at 40 and 60 points respectively.. Mkhitarian pointed out that according to the terms of the tender–the lowest leasing price is to be at least $ 1 million; investmen’s in mobile equipment $ 400,000 and the lowest deposit offer–50 percent.
The international tender for the leasing of the cargo terminal of the "Zvartnots" Airport is held under a credit agreement concluded with the Eurobank.