ATHENS, April 11 Greece has invited investors to
lodge initial expressions of interest for a 1.45 billion euro
($1.54 billion) project to expand the Athens underground metro
The city's state-owned metro operator Attiko Metro said late
on Monday that investors need to lodge their initial interest by
June 30 and that the 13km expansion is expected to take eight
years once the contract is signed.
Short-listed investors will then have to submit technical
and financial bids for the project, which will be co-financed by
European funds and loans by the European Investment Bank.
($1 = 0.9422 euros)
(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by David Goodman)