Friday, June 25, 2010

MAHB JV wins bid for Maldives airport

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and its JV partner, GMR beat two other consortiums to secure the project involving the building, operating and expanding the MALE International Airport in Maldives.

It said on Friday, June 25 that three parties -- Aeroport De Paris, France-TAV, Turkey consortium; Zurich Airport-GVK consortium and the GMR-MAHB -- consortium took part in the bidding.

The concession is for 25 years. A unique feature of the MIA is it includes the Sea-Plane port also, said MAHB.

MAHB managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said the latest venture reinforces MAHB's commitment in growing its business beyond the Malaysian borders.

"This win signifies an important milestone for a Malaysian company that is leading with its expertise in the international market." ''

With this, MAHB now has four overseas airports in its portfolio. The other three are Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, and Istanbul Sabiha G''k''en International Airport in Turkey. MAHB has been successfully partnering with the GMR group since 2002.

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