The plans related to the renovation of the Mărculești Airport, where international flights were to be operated since this summer, were thwarted by the pandemic, said President Igor Dodon, who runs for a new term in office.
Asked by IPN about the promises related to the renovation of the airport made last yearend, Igor Dodon said the necessary project was prepared. The investment volume was set at several tens of millions of lei for starting to operate flights at the Mărculești Airport. But given the pandemic, the project wasn’t implemented. “These regional hubs, I mean the airport in Mărculești, the airport in Balti, remain a priority for us and we will make investments, I hope starting with next year,” Igor Dodon stated in a new edition of the program “Igor Dodon responds”.
According to him, there are a number of companies that would like to use Moldova as a venue given its geographical position and there should be a regional hub airport for transporting goods – from China to Europe and vice versa. “This is possible and there are investors. The state should only make some investments in equipment. Mărculești has the status of free economic zone. Several tens of millions of lei is needed and this project will become a reality,” stated Igor Dodon, adding he will insist that this project should be put into practice.