Metro project in­ter­est.

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Four bid­ders have ex­pressed in­ter­est in a ten­der for a 1.45-bil­lion-euro project to ex­pand the Athens metro, sta­te­owned At­tiko Metro said yes­ter­day. The in­ter­ested in­vestors are Greek con­trac­tor GEK Terna in a con­sor­tium with France’s Vinci and Siemens; J&P Avax with Italy’s Ghella and France’s Al­stom; Greek con­struc­tion firm Ak­tor with Hi­tachi Rail Italy; and Spain’s FCC with Archi­rodon and Myti­li­neos. At­tiko Metro will com­plete a short list of po­ten­tial con­trac­tors by the end of the year. 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. Con­struc­tion of the 13kilo­me­ter ex­pan­sion is ex­pected to

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