9 May 2013
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation has started prequalifying firms for a delayed project to design, build, operate and transfer a new terminal facility at Tanah AmpoÂ Cruise Terminal on Bali’s Eastern coast.
A meeting with the Government Contracting Agency will be held on 3 June 2013, and applications for prequalification must be received by 1 July.
The public-private partnership (PPP) project, which has been relaunched, involves detailed design of a cruise terminal to upgrade the existing port, expand the existing buildings and possibly build new ones.
Indonesia Finance Today reported one year ago that discussions over "technicalities" was holding up the $160-million PPP project.
Local media say the existing Tanah Ampo facilities are shoddy and turn cruise ships away.
"The poorly conceived and under-constructed pier and supporting shore facilities remain largely unused as passenger ships, wary of the poor reputation enjoyed by the facilities at Tanah Ampo have diverted to Benoa Harbor in South Bali," writes a tourism news site.