ANAC rejects request for viability report on new LIsbon airport

By Tânia Fernandes, in Lisbon, Business, Travel · 02-03-2021 16:26:00 · 3 Comments

The National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) will not carry out a viability assessment for the construction of the airport in Montijo, requested by ANA, as there is no favourable opinion from all the municipalities affected.

In a statement, ANAC said that "considering that article 5(3) of the Decree-Law stipulates that 'the absence of a favourable opinion from all the municipal councils of the potentially affected municipalities [...] constitutes grounds for an outright rejection', it follows that ANAC is obliged to reject the request outright, in compliance with the principle of legality and the binding command of the legislator contained in the aforementioned legal provision, with no technical assessment of the merit of the project".

ANAC highlights that "in the context of the instruction of the request, ANA attached, among other elements, opinions of the Municipal Councils of the potentially affected municipalities, either for clearance areas or for environmental reasons, the existence of two favourable opinions, two unfavourable and the failure to submit an opinion by one of the councils being noteworthy ".

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Who wants to go to the Airport...It's a pain in the ass and expensive...My girlfriend is still in Brasil after flying home for the death of her father...Paid for for a round trip ticket with TAP, now TAP want's €2,000 euros to return...This is how you treat Tax payers and Business owner's...The Energy you put the Energy you receive...

By Sakamoto Saurez from Lisbon on 03-03-2021 02:44

So progress goes down the drain AGAIN

By Braun from Algarve on 03-03-2021 01:22

Surely Beja has the potential to expand , creating employment , tourism, and fantastic for the Alentejo area Hotels - restaurant - monuments - castles - crafts - wine - cork you can go on for ever
Just one fantastic area to develop.

By M Mouzer from UK on 02-03-2021 06:42
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