26 companies in talks for $ 700 million overhaul of Lombok airport
Mardika Parama (The Jakarta Post)
Tue 6 October 2020
The public airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) I announced on Monday that 26 foreign and local companies had passed the prequalification phase as they sought to participate in the overhaul and operation of the international airport of Lombok.
The selected company would design and implement the airport design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) process with a 30-year concession period. The project is estimated to be worth 10.3 trillion rupees (nearly $ 700 million) and will adopt a user fee system to reimburse the investment.
“We deeply appreciate the enthusiasm of the 26 candidate strategic partners, who are among the best airport operators in the world and the best infrastructure companies in Indonesia. All are committed to working together to develop Lombok International Airport, ”PA I President Faik Fahmi said in a statement on Monday.
Foreign companies that have passed the prequalification process include Royal Schipol Group of the Netherlands, Incheon Airport in South Korea, Changi Airport in Singapore, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, German Airport in Munich, French airports Vinci and China Construction.
Meanwhile, local companies that have taken the same step are the state-owned construction companies Adhi Karya and Waskita Karya as well as the private company Astra Infra.
Lombok International Airport is undergoing massive expansion to double its passenger capacity from 3.5 million to 7 million. The airport runway is also widened from 2,750 meters to 3,300 m, allowing large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400 to land.
Other infrastructure, such as aircraft parking space and aprons, is also being renovated to increase the capacity of the airport.
process, which is a detailed discussion with AP I regarding their project proposals. The final result of the prequalification is expected to be announced on January 29, according to the press release from PA I.aanwijzing.
The Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Lombok Island is listed as one of the government’s five high-priority destinations, in a program to make tourism the new engine of Indonesia’s economic growth.
The island is set to host the prestigious MotoGP event after reaching an agreement with Dorna Sports, the holder of the MotoGP rights, for a race berth in the 2021 season. The deal was sealed in January 2019 by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the state-owned company responsible for developing the Mandalika SEZ.