Aviation Industry Corporation Of China (AVIC) has expressed interest in partnering with the Government of Republika Srpska to build an airport in Trebinje.
AVIC will analyze the location in the village of Rapti Zupci near Trebinje, where the planned commercial airport should be built.
The company first expressed interest in 2010, and last month its representatives met with the RS government to discuss potential investment, eKapija news portal reports.
“Every government would be honored to have such a company (AVIC) as a partner and we are pleased that it has expressed its willingness to continue cooperating with us,” was stated from the Government.
Last year, local authorities in Trebinje announced their intention to continue implementing plans for the construction of the airport.
From 2009 to 2011, the government allocated € 820,000 for project documentation of a 2.6-kilometer runway and terminal sufficient to serve 260,000 passengers a year, to abandon the idea two years later, after appointing a general manager and concluding a consulting contract with one Austrian company to identify potential routes.
Due to its natural beauty, it is believed that Trebinje could attract a significant number of tourists.