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Consortium to advise on airport privatization

A CONSORTIUM of Austrian financial entities - Meinl Bank, SH&E and DLA Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte - will provide advisory services on the privatization of MR Štefánik airport in Bratislava and Košice airport, the TASR news agency reported.

According to Transport Ministry spokesman Tomáš Šarluška, "A specialist selection committee contacted seven candidates; five of them put forward their offers."

The privatization of the state's share in both airports will be completed by the end of 2005, officials say.

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