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Sliač Airport in Slovakia will be modernised with financing from NATO

The international Sliač Airport in Banská Bystrica region, which is also used as a military airport, will be modernised, the TASR newswire reported. Based on Slovakia's proposal and NATO's later approval, a facility to store propellants and oils is to be built at the airport by 2012 – an investment worth more than €5 million, said Ivan Rudolf from Defence Ministry's press department.

The international Sliač Airport in Banská Bystrica region, which is also used as a military airport, will be modernised, the TASR newswire reported.

Based on Slovakia's proposal and NATO's later approval, a facility to store propellants and oils is to be built at the airport by 2012 – an investment worth more than €5 million, said Ivan Rudolf from Defence Ministry's press department.

The project will be financed from NATO’s budget and carried out by the winner of an international selection process that is to be launched soon. The airport has been shut down since April 2009 for reconstruction work and there have been no commercial flights since 2007. It is expected to re-open in April 2011.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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