The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering loaning up to EUR 100 million to the concessionaire of the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, EBRD Director for Transport Sue Barrett said today.
– The EBRD is currently considering a loan of up to EUR 100 million for the concessionaire at the Belgrade Airport, this year. These loans will bring the total amount of loans approved by the EBRD for the transport sector in Serbia to one billion euros – Barrett said at the Serbian Railways at the signing of the agreement on the guarantee for the Project of the Technical-Passenger Station Zemun – Phase 2, worth EUR 22 million.
The agreement on the concession of the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport for a period of 25 years was signed on March 22 with the French company Vinci, in the presence of Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and other ministers.
The total nominal value of this transaction is around EUR 1.46 billion and it includes a one-off compensation, minimum annual concession fees and capital investments.
– We are currently working with the Corridors of Serbia on a new loan of EUR 80 million for the Nis-Merdare highway, which will be secured in 2019 – Barrett said.
She expressed hope that the ERBD would also secure additional financing for the railway sector in 2019.