The Government has provided in the medium-term budget for the period 2017-2019 about $4 million for this purpose.
According to the document issued by the government a fund amounting to ALL 420 million will be used for the detailed design and construction.
While initially there was mentioned the city of Gjirokastër, the list of destination places where the southern airport will be build has already added the city of Sarandë, Vlorë, Korçë and Fier.
These cities are designated in the Transport Sector Strategy 2016 - 2020 as potential candidates for the construction of a third international airport, after Rinas and Kukes, adopted last year by the council of Ministers.
In Albania there are in total 12 small airfields, mostly covered with grass, which can potentially be used for civilian flights.
Location of the south airport has long raised big questions for the Government. This is because the new agreement entered into with the concessionary company of Rinas
does not allow the construction of a further international airport in a radius of 100 km. In the summer of this year TV Report revealed the two projects for the construction
of the south airport in Delvinë or Gjirokastër. The two proposals in question were reflected in the coast development plan.