Government of Jamaica to sign contract for airport concession this week

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The Government of Jamaica will reportedly sign the concession contract for the operation of Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) this week. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) was awarded the 25-year concession last month.

As well as airport operations, the concession contracts GAP to improve the efficiency of  both landside and airside operations, maintain and upgrade the airport's facilities and finance and construct a planned expansion.

NMIA is located approximately 30.5km from the centre of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. It caters to over 1.7 million passengers, with an approximate 4% average growth rate and handles over 70% of the island's airfreight. 

GAP was selected for the concession over two other proponents - Corporacion del Este consortium, which contained China Harbour Engineering Company, and Egis Projects Consortium, which was led by French engineering group Egis.

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