Moldovan authorities initiated through the court the termination of the contract with Avia Invest on the Chisinau Airport concession
This was stated by President of Moldova Igor Dodon after an urgent meeting of the Supreme Security Council. He noted that the situation regarding the contract on the concession of the capital airport was discussed at a meeting of the Supreme Security Council. Igor Dodon emphasized that a few days ago the state initiated the termination of the agreement between the Moldovan government and Avia Invest on the Chisinau Airport concession due to the fact that from the moment the tender was initiated and until the concession contract was signed, violations of the law were committed, which was ascertained by the government, as well as a special parliamentary inquiry commission, which will soon submit a detailed report on both the concession of the airport and the privatization of Air Moldova. The President also noted that work is underway to audit investments in the Chisinau Airport. “The investor has committed to make certain investments in the capital's airport, but there are suspicions that he has not fulfilled his obligations. The state should conduct an audit of investments that has not been carried out for a long time,” the head of state said. It should be noted that Prime Minister Maia Sandu on her social media page reported that on September 10, the Public Property Agency filed a lawsuit against Avia Invest, in which it asks to invalidate the contract on the concession of assets of “Chisinau International airport” JSC. “We believe that this concession agreement was concluded with numerous violations of the current legislation, as well as to the detriment of the interests of the state. We believe that there are sufficient arguments to terminate the agreement on the concession of the Chisinau International Airport,” she said. // 12.09.2019 - InfoMarket.