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.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Asia
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.
GVK Power & Infrastructure has announced that it has achieved financial close of the first phase of the INR160 billion (US$2.3 billion) Navi Mumbai airport PPP project. The company will deliver a new international airport in Maharashtra, west-central India, to relieve the pressure on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), the only airport currently serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has disclosed to the stock exchange that it has entered a share purchase agreement regarding the sale of a 97% stake in Marine Infrastructure Developers Private Limited (MIDPL), which is responsible for the construction, maintenance, development and operation of Kattupalli Port, to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ).
The Government of the Makati City has granted original proponent status to the unsolicited proposal of Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc (former IRC Properties Inc.) to establish and operate a subway system in the city.
China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) has released the final tranche of payment for the Hambantota Port. The move marks the single highest ever Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received by Sri Lanka to date.
The Odisha government will set up 20 hospitals through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode in order to improve healthcare facilities in the state.
Fukuoka Airport HD Group has signed a Basic Agreement with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of the Japanese government to operate Fukuoka Airport, the principal airport on the island of Kyushu, in the south of Japan, under a concession contract.
The Government of Thailand has launched the tender of the U-Tapao Airport expansion PPP project with a market sounding session. The event aimed to provide the participants with project information and associated plans and policies, and to invite expressions of interest.
High Economic Council of the government of Afghanistan has approved four health sector Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects and has assigned the Ministry of Finance to start the procurement process.
The Israeli government's tender committee for the JNET Jerusalem light rail project has published the first package of tender documents. The project, which involves the design, construction and operation of light rail lines in Jerusalem, is the largest PPP project to ever be developed in Israel, with an estimated value of US$9 billion.
The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved the launching of tenders for the construction of new railways in the Hambantota district of the country on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The estimated project cost is US$800 million.
Cross Israel Highway Ltd., an Israeli government entity specializing in advanced transport projects, is seeking a private company or consortium to manage the tender of the Haifa-Nazareth light rail project, which involves the construction and operation of a 41km light rail line between the two cities, located in the north of the country.
The coordinator of the Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway project in Laos, which is to be developed following a Build-Operate-Transfer model, has announced that the Ministry of Public Works and Transport will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four construction companies from Laos and China for planning and design works for the project.
MegaProject 1269: New Prime Minister of Malaysia to halt multi-billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR PPP
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced that his government will not continue the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed railway (HSR) project, which involves the development of a 350km/h eight station HSR, expected to cut travel time between the two cities to 90 minutes, at an estimated cost of MYR110 billion (US$37 billion).