Jordan wants to develop three airports using public-private partnerships (PPPs) and is seeking a consultant to put together a pre-feasibility study.
Companies or consortia with expertise in airport management, civil engineering and PPPs have until 6 August to bid for the contract, worth approximately $71,000, from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which is assisting Jordan in the matter.
Jordan has three airport projects in mind.Â
- The new, $170m North Shouneh Airport is intended to be a passenger and cargo hub connecting agricultural production in the Jordan Valley to world markets, with opening expected in 2020.
- A $60m project to expand and rehabilitate Amman Civil Airport in Marka with runways, aprons, new facilities, parking, and upgraded communication infrastructure should be finished by 2021.
- A $28m revamp of King Hussein Airport in Aqaba sees the rehabilitation of the runway, expansion of departures hall and construction of a new arrivals hall.
The EBRD wants the consultant to prepare a pre-feasibility study to further scope out its options regarding the projects.
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Photograph: A Royal Jordanian Airlines aircraft at Brussels Airport (Wim Bladt/Wikimedia Commons)