Oxley Holdings Limited has announced that it has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project, alongside consortium partners Min Dharma Co., Ltd and Sino Great Wall Co., Ltd.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Asia
A consortium consisting of seven of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines has submitted to the Department of Transportation and the Manila International Airport Authority a proposal to rehabilitate and upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in Manila. The proposal requires a total investment of PHP350 billion (US$6.7 billion).
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Group has announced that it is selling its entire 11% stake in GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the company that operate Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Telangana, India, to GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) for an amount of US$76.05 million.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) is planning the addition of a new water desalination capacity of approximately 300,000 m3 per day, which will be located at Al Ghubrah, a suburb of the capital city Muscat, in the north of Oman.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a US$100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to fund the development of a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the Mekong Delta, in south-west Vietnam.
Haya Water, a state-owned company that operates wastewater networks and sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Oman, is in the process of selecting a consultant to advise the company on developing STPs through public-private partnerships.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) have signed the concession agreement for a $1.8 billion public-private partnership (PPP) development of a 190km expressway in Cambodia. The expressway will link Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, to Sihanoukville, site of the nation’s only deep-sea port, in the south-west of the country.
The Municipality of Dubai has awarded the build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract and an accompanying 30-year operations and maintenance contract for a waste-to-energy plant, set to be the largest in the world, to a consortium comprising BESIX, Belgium's largest construction company, and Hitachi Zosen Inova, an experienced waste-to-energy developer based in Switzerland. The consortium plans to invest around EUR700 million (US$867.3 million).
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) has awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project to a consortium containing Acwa Power, Veolia and DIDIC. The plant will be located in Salalah, Dhofar region, in the south of Oman. Once fully operational, it will generate 25 million gallons of desalinated water per day using reverse osmosis technology.
China Everbright Water Limited has announced that its Zhenjiang Sponge City PPP project in Jiangsu Province has received a subsidy of RMB41.12 million (US$6.44 million) from the Special Provincial Fund for Integrated Water Environment Management of Taihu Lake Basin, otherwise known as the Taihu Management Special Fund.
Paras Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in northern India, and Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), a public sector undertaking, have announced that they are going to develop a 300-bed super specialty hospital providing tertiary care services in the city of Ranchi, Jharkhand as a PPP project. The PPP contract was signed on 16 January 2018.
Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, one of the four provinces of Pakistan, has approved several PPP projects proposed by the province's Transport and Mass Transit department. These include the Blue, Green and Orange Line BRT projects.
The Transport Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia have signed a bilateral agreement to develop a cross-border urban rail link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The project will be developed in a similar manner to the US$9.6 billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail project, for which the governments launched a tender in December.
The government of the state of Andhra Pradesh has finally approved lone bidder Adani Ports and SEZ Limited as the developer of Bhavanapadu Port project. Located in the north-coastal district of Srikakulam, the proposed port would serve the hinterlands of Odisha and Chattisgarh and nearby districts in Andhra Pradesh, which is in the south-east of India.
Water & Electricity L.L.C, the agency responsible for the sale and purchase of water and electricity and all required ancillary activities in Saudi Arabia, has issued a request for pre-qualification for Shuqaiq 3 Independent Water Project. It will be located in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast, approximately 137km north of the city of Jazan.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of Saudi Arabia has issued a request for expressions of interest in respect of the design, build, commissioning, finance, maintenance and transfer of sixty schools (comprising kindergartens, elementary, intermediate and secondary) located in Jeddah and Makkah, in the west of the country.
The government of the state of Telangana has appointed a consortium of LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd (LASA) and CRISIL Risk & Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (CRISIL) to serve as transaction advisors for the Nehru Outer Ring Road in Hyderabad, the first toll, operate, transfer (TOT) project in India.
The Department of Highways (DOH), within Thailand's Ministry of Transport, is to hold a seminar to announce the tender and invite the private sector to participate in public-private partnerships for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of Bang Pa-in – Nakhon Ratchasima Intercity Motorway (M6) and Bang Yai – Kanchanaburi Intercity Motorway (M81).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to advise the Ministry of Construction of the government of Myanmar on a 20.5-kilometre elevated toll road project in Yangon, the largest city in the country, located on the south coast. This is the country's first greenfield road PPP project.
GVK Power and Infrastructure (GVK) has signed a concession agreement with the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) of Maharashta to create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for developing the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA).