Chinese tenants of Maribor airport have been late for paying a rent for three months. On the other hand, the state is asking for more than three million euros of state aid.
For the past two months, the Chinese have not paid rent for the airport infrastructure of the Edvard Rusjan Airport Maribor. When the November rental will be due on November 15, the debt will amount to nearly 300 thousand euros, according to Planet TV.
With the management of the second largest airport in China, the Chinese did not really prove themselves, but at the same time they not only require the state to grant them a 50-year concession and allow the state spatial plan to extend the runway, but also to grant them state aid. In the meantime, the airline alone, this summer, the only regular airline was abolished.
Finally paid in August
Before the Maribor Airport stopped paying rent for the Edvard Rusjan Maribor Airport, the Ministry of Infrastructure requested state aid in the amount of more than 3.2 million euros.
The reason for the termination of the rent payment could be the rejection of the application for state aid. Lastly, the rent was settled for August 2018.
The director and the procurator did not find the journalists
Today there was no director at the Airport Maribor Lingkun Menga not a procurator Mark Grosa. Planet TV's questions were addressed to the e-mail address of SHS Aviation, owned by the Maribor Airport.
As stated in the answer, under which Meng is signed, non-payment of the last two monthly rents is not a consequence of financial difficulties, but of objective circumstances with which the state is aware. And yet, the current financial exposure has caused unclear timelines in the adoption of state procedures.
If there is no enlargement, they will prepare suitcases
The investor should informally informally know that he will prepare boxes if the national spatial plan does not cover the extension of the existing landing route by 800 meters to 3,300 meters. But with these plans the locals do not agree fully.
"People, not only in Miklavž but more widely, think similarly and equally. The expansion of the airport would not bring anything good, but on the contrary, this would only mean the burden on the environment and a significant deterioration in the quality of our lives," said Simona Marko, a representative of the Civil Initiative Miklavž .
They believe that the Maribor airport in its existing infrastructure already fulfills its potential.
"If we look at this airport in such an infrastructure as it is now, 600 thousand passengers and 50 thousand tons of cargo pass annually, which is almost the same amount as now carried out by Zagreb, Brnik airport and Graz together", Marko warns.
They want development, but they do not want the polluter
And they think about megalomaniac plans in the neighboring Maribor Airport.
"We want the development of the airport because it indirectly benefits us, indirectly also for all the inhabitants of the region, but we do not want the polluter, which would cause the region to be devastated in some way," Filip Tobias, president of ŠD Aerodromski center Maribor, believes.