PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), a state-owned enterprise responsible for the management of airports in western Indonesia, has launched a selection process for a strategic partner to co-manage and co-invest in Kualanamu International Airport (KNO), located in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Asia
GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd., has announced that it has emerged as the highest bidder for the development, operations and management of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, central India.
The Airport Director of Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation has publicly stated that the Ministry intends to launch a tender for the expansion and operation of Komodo Airport, located in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, this month. The project is thought to require a total investment of IDR3 trillion (~US$200 million).
IRB Infrastructure Developers has announced that its subsidiary IRB PS Highway Private Limited has achieved financial close of the four laning of a 56.8km section of National Highway (NH) 45A (new NH 32) in India, which runs between Poondiankuppam and Sattanathapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. The estimated construction cost is between US$3 and 4 billion.
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) has selected three bidders to proceed to the second round of the tender to operate seven airports on Hokkaido island under a 30-year concession contract.
The Aboitiz Group has announced that the government of the Philippines' Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have granted the “NAIA Consortium” Original Proponent Status (OPS) for its proposal to rehabilitate, upgrade, expand, operate, and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for 15 years.
The Ministry of Construction of the Government of Myanmar has published an Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Yangon Elevated Expressway PPP Project Phase 1, the country's first greenfield road PPP project.
MegaProject 1328: Governments of Malaysia and Singapore sign agreement to defer US$10 billion high speed rail PPP
The governments of Malaysia and Singapore have confirmed in a joint statement that construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project is suspended for a period up to 31 May 2020.
The Public Transport Department of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, located in the south-east of the country, has published a tender announcement for a light rail project.
An advisor to the Transport Minister of Bahrain has stated publicly that the Ministry plans to tender its first metro project next year. The metro rail system will span 109km and cost between US$1.5 and 2 billion to construct.
The Ministry of Transport of the government of Jordan is reportedly planning to contract Chinese company Touchstone to deliver a US$4.23 billion rail project through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) or build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) agreement.
Ramky Infrastructure is reportedly in talks to sell the Narketpally Addanki Medarametala Expressway (NAMEL) concession to Cube Highways, valued at between INR33 and 35 billion (~US$470 and 500 million).
Indonesia's Directorate General of Highway (Direktorat Jenderal Bina Marga) under the Ministry of Public Works and Housing has prequalified six potential bidders for the development of the Jalan Lintas Timur highway PPP in South Sumatra.
The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) has announced that a joint venture of Tata Reality Infra (TRIL) and Siemens Project Ventures has been awarded a contract to design, build, finance and operate a 23.3km metro line in the city, located in the state of Maharashtra, in western India.
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics of the Government of Indonesia has launched a tender for the financing, design, procurement, construction, launch, operation and maintenance of a multifunctional government satellite. The total estimated investment of the project is IDR6.58 trillion (US$456.7 million).
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd., the Israeli government company responsible for the design and construction of a mass transit system for the Tel Aviv metropolis, has published an invitation to pre-qualify to develop two new light rail transit (LRT) lines in the city, estimated to cost ILS15 billion (US$4.12 billion).
Haya Water, part of Oman Wastewater Services Company (OWSC), has announced a programme to develop sanitary drainage projects worth OMR6 billion (US$15.55 billion) through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Following a resolution by the Council of Ministers, Saudi Arabia’s National Centre for Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships (NCP) has published a draft law to govern private sector participation in government-sponsored programs and projects.
Water & Electricity Company (WEC) of Saudi Arabia has announced that five teams have submitted proposals for the Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project. The project involves the construction of a desalination plant designed using Reverse Osmosis technology to produce the potable water from the Red Sea.