Wednesday October 1, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
28o C
16o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Olympic properties up for lease

By Vangelis Mandravelis

State bailout fund TAIPED is moving ahead with its plans for the utilization of three major state properties, the Olympic facilities at Galatsi and Markopoulo and the Sambariza property at Ermioni, all in Attica.

The utilization of the Olympic properties will be conducted via concession contracts with a length of 40 years. Interested buyers can bid for one or both and the submission date for offers is set for September 22. The preferred bidder will be chosen based on the highest price at present values.

The Olympic installation at Galatsi hosted the rhythmic gymnastics events during the 2004 Games, but is tangled up in legal red tape: A consortium comprising Sonae Sierra and Haragionis undertook the utilization of the property in 2007 following a tender, but it was unable to obtain an operating license for five years due to legal action by the Municipality of Galatsi. The consortium, which has already paid lease rates for five years, resorted to the courts, seeking compensation amounting to 20 million euros.

The Markopoulo installation was used for the 2004 Olympic equestrian events and has been used for horse racing since then.

The Sambariza property will be sold for utilization. It comprises a plot of about 172,000 square meters, and TAIPEDs objective is to have it used for tourism development, mainly in the form of holiday homes. The property is 185 kilometers from Athens and is close to popular destinations such as Ermioni, Porto Heli, Hydra and Spetses. The deadline for the submission of offers for the Sambariza property is also September 22.

TAIPED has granted an extension of a few days to the tender for the utilization of the plot at Afandou on Rhodes.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday June 12, 2014 (23:34)  
Troika, ministry close to deal on corporate debts
Greek bonds rise on speculation ECB to allow bank-loan purchases
Greek factory activity returns to contraction in September - PMI
Mario Draghi to push ECB to buy Greek, Cypriot junk loans: FT
Thessaloniki NGOs appeal for help to deal with influx of Syrian refugees
Two non-governmental organizations appealed to the public on Wednesday to donate clothing and food to help dozens of refugees from war-torn Syria who have flooded into Thessaloniki over the ...
Incoming EC President Jean-Claude Juncker to visit Athens
Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to visit Athens on Friday, the Commission's press office confirmed on Wednesday. The former prime minister of Luxembour...
Inside News
SOCCER
All team sports suspended next weekend in memory of dead fan
The government announced on Monday the suspension of all team sports events in Greece scheduled for next weekend, October 4 and 5, in the memory of the Ethnikos Piraeus fan who died a few ho...
SOCCER
Karamanos punishes Michel for deeming him surplus
Atromitos forced Olympiakoss first loss this season in all competitions on Saturday to allow PAOK to go alone on top of the Super League table on Sunday. Odds-on title favorite Olympiakos l...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Truth before the battle
The coalition has lost its sense of direction in the last few months. Exactly where things went off track is not the question at this stage. What is certain is that if it continues competing...
EDITORIAL
Bending the rules
The flexibility with which laws are implemented has been a fundamental cause for concern in Greece during the post-dictatorship era. Everything becomes a subject for negotiation, even in cas...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Thessaloniki NGOs appeal for help to deal with influx of Syrian refugees
2. Troika, ministry close to deal on corporate debts
3. Incoming EC President Jean-Claude Juncker to visit Athens
4. Greek bonds rise on speculation ECB to allow bank-loan purchases
5. Seven arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring
6. Velvento banks robbers not terrorists, court rules
more news
Today
This Week
1. Air-raid sirens to go off all over Greece at 11 a.m. in drill
2. Truth before the battle
3. Smallpox decimates sheep stocks in northern Greece
4. Thessaloniki transport gets more expensive
5. Bending the rules
6. Mario Draghi to push ECB to buy Greek, Cypriot 'junk' loans: FT
Today
This Week
1. Greece may opt for unusual president to avoid snap polls, Venizelos says
2. Woman allegedly buried alive by accident in northern Greece
3. Salaries in Greece continue to slide, dipping 1.4 pct in Q2
4. Should you bet with Kissinger on where the world is heading?
5. Cypriots divided by 1974 war seek Shariah hub
6. The shocking thought of euro-dollar parity
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.