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14 Firms Bid For Asaba Airport Concession

Posted: Jan 17, 2016 at 11:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi
Correspondent, Asaba
No fewer than 14 companies have submitted  bids for the proposed concession of  Asaba International Airport.
They firms are, BGL Consortium, FBN Capital, Infrastrctural Bank Plc, One Dott Aviation, Rougton International Consortium, Ponclef Associates Limited and Planet Capital Consortium, Enterprise Integratus.
Others are, Halcro Infrastructure Consortium, Deloids, PWC, Rosecross, Ed-field Partners Consortium and Vetiva Capital Management Limited.
The state government had in a bid to upgrade the standard of the airport few weeks ago called for bidders as transaction adviser in the concession pact.
At the opening of the concession exercise in Asaba weekend, Prof. Sylvester Monye, the Senior Policy Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, supported by counterpart in Economic Planning, Barr. George Orogun, said only a company with technical capability, quality aviation experience and strong financial base, would be considered.
He said, “I am excited that this event is taking a lead in the state. This is a new Delta state. We have friends who can bid for the concession but because we want the best for the state and the business as usual, we decided to throw the bidding process open for healthy competition.”
Monye, who was the former Senior Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Project Monitoring and Evaluation, and whose new office had been nicknamed, Governor Okowa’s Delivery Unit, said Delta state would be represented in Turkey for the proposed Airport Public-Private-Partnersip (PPP) meeting, designed purely for airport concession.
He said the process of transparency in the concession transaction had passed through since it was made public and had laid the presumption that a consortium had been handpicked to rest.
While the representatives of the 14 companies expressed their preparedness to lead the transaction both in technical experience and financial strength, the Ideal Dabster Consortium that failed to beat the deadline for the submission of advisory note, was rejected.