Date: 28 March 2004
OF INTEREST FOR AN INVESTMENT PROJECT
IN THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
government of the Republic of Maldives seeks interested parties
for the establishment of a dual carriage four-lane bridge, on
BOT (Build Operate & Transfer) terms, linking the capital
Male’ with Male’ International Airport (Hulhule island)
which is connected by causeway to the newly developed settlement
of Hulhumale’. The Male’ International Airport handled
1,271,997 passengers during the year 2003.
distance between the Islands of Male’ and Hulhule’,
at the proposed linkage sites, is approximately 1000 meters.
or Consortia with a proven track record and financial capability,
or a Joint Venture with a Financial Services Firm, or vice versa,
are eligible to submit the “Expression of Interest”.
investors/JV partners will be expected at the bidding stage to
do the proposed design and construction details/drawings of the
bridge, a full Environment Impact Assessment, and a financial
feasibility with proposed toll charges and collection methods.
The closing date for submission of the “Expression of Interest”
is 30th June 2004.
further information please contact:
Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood
Deputy Director (MACL)
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Republic of Maldives
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Pre-qualification round PSOM 2004 Sri Lanka started
International, the implementing agency for economic development
programmes of the Dutch government, has recently launched the
first pre-qualification round for PSOM 2004 in Sri Lanka.
Tender Instructions (TI) and other information on the PSOM programme
in Sri Lanka can be found on its website www.senter.nl/psom. All
interested Dutch companies can, together with their partner(s)
in Sri Lanka, submit their pre-qualification proposals to Senter
in The Hague. The deadline for the submission of these proposals
is set at 1 March 2004, at 12.00 PM.
The Netherlands Minister for Development Co-operation, has identified
the private sector as the engine of economic growth and job creation.
Investments in the private sector in developing countries are
expected to contribute significantly to the alleviation of poverty,
provided certain conditions are met.
Ministry has therefore initiated the Programme for Co-operation
with Emerging Markets (PSOM) in order to share some of the initial
financial risks that companies face when investing in new products
and/or technologies in emerging markets in developing countries.
As of January 2003 the PSOM has been revised and will be continued
on a more structural basis, aiming at some 60 investments per
year in 16 countries.
co-finances pilot projects, which are to catalyse long term investments
and/or a lasting trade relation between the parties. PSOM funds
are made available to consortia of Dutch companies and companies
of the host country interested to undertake such an investment
and trade project. A typical PSOM-project involves a mix of technical
assistance, hardware supply and installation, marketing, demonstration
and training. PSOM projects usually try out –on a pilot
scale- a new line of production or production technology to see
whether it is commercially feasible in the country concerned and
whether (export) quality standards can be attained. Investors
are expected to observe a high standard of corporate social responsibility.
The Dutch partner should be the leading partner and will be
the main contractor towards Senter in case of qualification.
This requirement is mandatory and will be strictly adhered
to. All information on the tender for Sri Lanka and the tender
instructions can be found on the PSOM web-site (see above),
from which the instructions can be downloaded.
Senter is not the right organisation to assist in the match-making
process. If companies in Sri Lanka are interested to find
a suitable commercial partner in the Netherlands, they are
advised to undertake a survey of the Dutch market. A visit
to the Netherlands in order to investigate the opportunities
is recommended. The trade agency of the Ministry of Economic
Affairs (EVD) might be of assistance in this process. PSOM
is designed for existing trade relationships between Sri Lankan
and Dutch companies. PSOM enables these partners to strengthen
their cooperation, by means of co-investing in an innovative
pilot project in Sri Lanka.
interested companies in Sri Lanka have any questions on the tender
instructions for this PSOM tender in Sri Lanka, they can contact
Ruud P.M. van Wensen.
telephone: + 31 70 3735507
fax: + 31 70 3735605
Mrs. Alida Ristema / Mr.
at the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Sri Lanka