The Government of Israel, through the inter-ministerial committee involving the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Defense, is interested in promoting and executing of an additional international airport in Israel.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Israel
The Government of Israel has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a private firm to operate and expand the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network which is intended to include the Red Line, the Red Line Extensions and the Green (the J-Net). At a later stage, the J-Net may be expanded to include the Blue Line.
Jordanian government has announced it is set to award the contract for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead).
The Ministries of Transport and Finance of Israel are studying opening the US$6.45 billion Green Line and Purple Line projects of the Tel Aviv light rail system to private investors.
The final date to purchase the pre-qualification document for the Red-Dead water PPP project has been delayed from January 30 to March 30, 2016.
The prequalification tender has already been issued. This announcement comes after Israel and Jordan signed, on 26 February this year, a bilateral agreement to carry out the project.
Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the Israeli Police have awarded Elbit Systems a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract to supply leasing and maintenance services for the Israeli Police Force's aircraft.
The Israel Ports Company has awarded two concessions to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis.
Clal Insurance, led by Izzy Cohen, has acquired 3% of Israeli Highway 6 from Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF) increasing its holdings to 22%.
The Israel Ports Company has announced the shortlist for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
Veolia Environnement SA has agreed to sell its water, waste and energy activities in Israel to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP.
The Israel Ports Company has announced that four bidders have submitted qualifications for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
The Israel Ports Company has invited global operators to participate in a pre-qualification process for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
Alstom SA has sold its 20% stake in Jerusalem light rail franchisee CityPass Ltd.
On 20 June 2013, Abengoa, a spanish technology firm and Shikun & Binui, an Israeli based global infrastructure group, have been nominated by the State of Israel as successful bidders in the BOT tender of the Ashalim concentrating solar plant.