A tourist airport might soon be built in the municipality of Veliko Gradiste. The planning documentation for the construction of the Silver Lake airport is currently being prepared, and the current grass runway of 800 m should be upgraded and extended to 1,400 m, the president of the municipality of Veliko Gradiste, Dragan Milic, told eKapija.
According to him, the airport will be able to accommodate aircraft with up to 50 passengers.
– The grass runway is already there and we are currently resolving the property-legal relations and we hope that the works on the extension of the runway will begin in 2020. The airport should be completed in two to three years – Milic told our portal.
At the session of the municipal assembly held on September 30, 2019, the decision was reached to start preparing a detailed regulation plan for the Silver Lake airport in Veliko Gradiste. According to the documentation, the airport would take up 120 hectares in Ramski Rit.
The planned purpose for the areas covered by the plan are: runways, access roads, administrative buildings, workshops, services and hangars, roads connecting the airport complex with the state road, as well as the necessary accompanying features.
On the remaining free areas outside the protected zone, which would be subject to a special exploitation regime, protective green areas and smaller areas for landscaping are possible.
The decision also says that the construction of a golf course is planned in the landscaping zone and the Beli Bagrem forest complex, which is no longer needed.
The Ministry of Construction has set aside RSD 5 million for the preparation of the detailed regulation plan.
The Beli Bagrem settlement in the municipality of Veliko Gradiste has featured a runway for 5 years.