Minas Gerais suspends Itamar Franco airport tender

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The transport and public works department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state, Setop, suspended its tender for a concession to operate and maintain the Itamar Franco regional airport, according to a tender notice.

Some 40 queries were received ​​since the tender was launched in September, including questions regarding investment and comments about whether the concession was being carried out according to civil aviation authority SAC guidelines.

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Tender details are being reviewed and a relaunch is planned shortly, the document said.

Budgeted at some 189mn reais (US$78.7mn), the public-private partnership (PPP) involves operating the airport for 30 years. Also known as Aeroporto Regional da Zona da Mata, the facility is located between the towns of Goianá and Rio Novo.