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Portugal issues urgent public tender for 40 fire-fighting aircraft

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Staff Writer | March 3, 2018
Portugal’s minister of internal administration, Eduardo Cabrita, has announced that the government is issuing an urgent call for bids to tender 40 aircraft for hire to help fight forest fires from 2018 to 2020.
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The public competition is to be open for 15 days. His announcement came after the government authorised the necessary total expenditure of close to €49 million at its regular weekly cabinet meeting in Lisbon.

The move also comes after the government’s launch late last year of an international public tender to hire 50 aircraft led to the hiring of just 10 helicopters.


 

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