Uberaba seeks consultants for airport PPP

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Uberaba seeks consultants for airport PPP

The city of Uberaba, in Minas Gerais (Brazil), through its Managing Council of public private partnership (PPP), has published a request for expression of interest (RFEOI) to hire consultants to develop feasibility studies for an international airport PPP project.

The feasibility study involves the estimate of the international airport future demand and the strategies and requirements for concessioning the service.

The Brasilian company BSQUARE has already shown its interest in developing the feasibility studies for the airport PPP project. Other interested parties had to submit their expressions of interest by today 7 January 2015. The deadline to submit the complete feasibility studies is 22 March 2015.

The city currently has an airport, the Uberaba - Mario de Almeida Franco Airport, which is targeted to regular and general aviation aircrafts, serving as entrance gate to this major city of the Triangulo Mineiro region.

Uberaba is a municipality in the west of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Its population is 302,623 (2012) with an area of 4529.7 km². It is located on a plateau at an elevation of 823 meters and is in the Uberaba River floodplain. Uberaba is the trade centre of an important agricultural area, producing cattle, soy, corn and sugarcane is now becoming an important activity as new two ethanol plants are being implanted on the city.

In October 2014 we informed that the Brazilian firm Grupo Libra, through its subsidiary Libra Aeroportos, had proposed a PPP contract to transform São Paulo state's Guarujá military air base into an international airport.

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