J’can Companies Bidding for NMIA

Two leading Jamaican firms, Grace Kennedy and Jamaica Producers, have partnered separately with two international firms to bid for the Norman Manley International Airport.

The airport is being privatised.

The bids involving the Jamaican companies are among five short-listed by an enterprise team leading the modernisation and expansion of the Airport.

Transport and Works Minister, Dr. Omar Davies disclosed the names of the five firms that have been pre-qualified to participate in the bidding process to operate, finance, develop and maintain the Norman Manley International Airport.

Dr. Davies noted that all interested entities have an impressive track record.

Among them: Cedicor; Zurich Airport International and Korea Airport Corporation Latin America which is teaming with Grace Kennedy Capital Management Limited.

The other bidders are: two consortiums.

One involving China Harbour Engineering Company and another involving the Jamaica Producers Group Limited.

Dr. Davies commended the Jamaican firms which are interested in making a bid to take control of the island’s premier airport.

He said bidding documents will be issued at the beginning of June, and it is anticipated that the transaction will be completed by early 2016.

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