As part of the Indonesian government’s effort to enhance tourism, the country looks to expand the airport of Lombok: Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International. The project is estimated to be worth USD 700 million and it will be conducted via a public-private partnership scheme. The aim of the project is to turn Lombok into the country’s second tourist destination after Bali.
Angkasa Pura Airports, the state-owned enterprise providing air traffic services and business airports in Indonesia, is running the scheme and is looking for a strategic partner to operate and extend the airport over 30 years.
A total of 26 companies have applied for the project. They are Royal Schiphol, Incheon Airport, Changi Airport, GMR Airport, Malaysia Airport BHD, Munich Airport, Vinci Airport, Fraport, Egis International, Titan Global Group, China Construction, Bechtel Enterprise, Scott Brownrigg, Lotte E&C, CU Phosco, Serco, Itochu Corporation, DAA International, AENA Internacional, AERTEC Solutions, ADP International, Toyota Tsusho, Mitsubishi, ASTRA Infra, Adhi Karya, and Waskita Karya. The announcement of the prequalification is going to be completed on 29 January 2021.
(Sources: Angkasa Pura; Global Construction Review)