MILAN, April 14 Italy's second-largest builder,
Astaldi (AST.MI), said on Tuesday it bid in a tender to build a
motorway in Turkey, confirming a newspaper report.
A spokeswoman said the offer was made in a venture with
other companies. She declined to give other details, saying the
bidding process was still open.
Italian daily Finanza & Mercati said two consortiums, one
including Astaldi, had made offers for the estimated $6 billion
contract to build a motorway between the Mediterranean port of
Izmir and Istanbul.
The report, which cited the Turkish press, said Turkish
companies Limak Insaat and Makyol Insaat were also in the
Astaldi shares were up 4.26 percent at 3.7925 euros at 1415
GMT, around double the gains posted by the DJ Stoxx construction
and building materials index .SXOP.
(Reporting by Danilo Masoni; editing by John Stonestreet)