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Government approves new tender for NMIA

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM

The Government, through the Ministry of Transport and Mining, has approved a new public-private partnership tender for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) via a transparent, international, competitive tender process. The previous tender process, launched in December 2014, was terminated. A media release yesterday noted that the Government "is committed to partnering with an experienced private-sector investor with proven experience in the aviation sector to operate, finance, develop and maintain the NMIA under a long-term concession agreement."

An invitation for prequalification applications is expected to be launched by early December 2016.

The release noted that the project will be presented at the Global Airport Development (GAD) conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 30, 2016. Representatives of the Government and the transaction team will be available for individual meetings with investors at the GAD conference.

Any party interested in a meeting to further discuss this investment opportunity is welcome to arrange a meeting session by contacting Denise Gallimore of the Development Bank of Jamaica at dgallimore@dbankjm.com.

Any questions or clarification requests on the project should be addressed to dgallimore@

dbankjm.com, with a copy to mottey@ifc.org and ddavis2@ifc.org.