Počiatek says strategic private partners could work with Cargo and Bratislava Airport

Transport Minister Ján Počiatek has conceded that he will entertain the possibility of allowing strategic investors to cut deals with state-run rail-freight carrier Cargo as well as Bratislava Airport, which is also state-owned, the TASR newswire reported. The previous Fico government, in which Počiatek was finance minister, blocked a plan to privatise the airport in 2006.

Transport Minister Ján Počiatek has conceded that he will entertain the possibility of allowing strategic investors to cut deals with state-run rail-freight carrier Cargo as well as Bratislava Airport, which is also state-owned, the TASR newswire reported. The previous Fico government, in which Počiatek was finance minister, blocked a plan to privatise the airport in 2006.

“We will not prevent a strong strategic partner entering this sector since it is obviously needed,” Počiatek told TASR.

The process of finding strategic investors for both companies was started by Ján Figeľ, transport minister in the previous centre-right coalition government. A strategic investor was due to make an agreement with Cargo this summer, while the airport was due to be leased for approximately 30 years.

Počiatek said that he would continue with both tenders. On the other hand, he did not specify what percentage of each operation would end up being controlled by investors.

“Let’s wait to see what the experts have to say, but privatisation as such is ruled out,” Počiatek said, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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