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Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

City Diplomacy: Crete’s Heraklion Now Sister City with Toledo

Crete's Heraklion and the Spanish town of Toledo, have become sister cities after an agreement signed by mayors Vassilis Labrinos and Milagros Tolón.

Ariadne Group Officially Steps in as Crete’s Kastelli Airport Manager

Ariadne Airport Group has officially been named contractor for the construction and operation of Crete’s highly-anticipated Kastelli Airport with works expected to begin in 2019.

Greek Minister Vague About Start of Privatization Projects

Greek Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said three major projects, namely the Kastelli Airport on Crete, Hellinikon and the waterway venture, were proceeding to the next phase of development.

Crete: Kastelli Airport Engineer Selected, Works to Begin in Autumn 2018

Hill International has been selected as the independent engineer set to undertake works on the highly anticipated Kastelli airport project on Crete.

PwC: Greece’s Incomplete Infrastructure Works Worth €18.7bn

The backlog of infrastructure projects in Greece has grown to 18.7 billion euros, according to a study released by PwC Greece.

Infrastructure Key to Attracting Winter Tourism to Crete

Ways to strengthen tourism flows to Crete in the winter months were the focus of a day event recently organized by the island’s trade associations in Rethymno.

Crete’s Kastelli Airport Works to Kick Off in 2018

Works on the Kastelli airport project on Crete are said to begin next spring after the finalization of the 480-million-euro deal and its parliamentary approval expected in early 2018.

PM, Governor Highlight Crete’s Potential for Growth

The completion of the so-called north road axis, the airport at Kastelli and peripheral roadway networks are the top priorities for authorities on Crete.

PwC: Transport, Tourism & Energy Projects Key for Growth in Greece

Transport infrastructure, upgrading, building and completing key tourism related projects are among the priorities the Greek government must implement to see growth, according to a PwC report.

GEK Terna, India’s GMR Clinch Kastelli Airport Project Contract

GEK Terna and India's GMR Airports Limited have tentatively been named contractors for the construction and operation of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Crete’s Kastelli Airport Project Moves to Next Stage

An infrastructure consortium made up of GMR Airports Limited and GEK Terna placed a bid at 480 million euros for the construction and operation of the new Kastelli airport on Crete.

Crete Residents, Professionals Bet on Kastelli Airport for Tourism Growth

Residents and professionals of Crete are placing their bets on the completion of the Kastelli Airport, which will in the process include parallel infrastructure works such as road networks thus paving the way for growth.

Last-minute Bid by India-based GAL for Crete’s Kastelli Airport

GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) submitted a binding offer - jointly with Greek infrastructure company GEK Terna Group - last week, for the development, operation and management of the new Kastelli international airport in Heraklion, Crete.

Crete’s Kastelli Airport Tender Extended to June 27

The bidding process for the financing, construction and operation of the new Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until June 27, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said, adding that six parties have thus far expressed interest.

Crete Airport Tender Process Deadline May be Pushed Forward

Despite having set May 6 as the final date for the submission of binding offers for the Kastelli airport project on Crete, the government just may extend the tender procedure.

Bidding Process for Crete’s Kastelli Airport Extended to May 6

The bidding process for the Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until May 6, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis announced this week, citing the “complexity”of the project.

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.

Government Freezes Plans For Kasteli Airport

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Dimitris Reppas recently announced the cancellation of the tender for the construction and management of the new airport on Crete in the Kastelli area that was introduced by the previous government in 2009.