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The Kenyan government is keen to bring in investors for the construction of several projects at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya
Airport officials have said that potential investors must have experience in operating similar facilities around the world and handling diplomatic protocol.
The planned projects include an industrial park, a shopping mall, hotel and medical facility. 22,500 sqm of land has been set aside for the construction of the mall, which will house restaurants, business centres and departmental stores, and the mall will be operated by private entities.
The medical facility, which will also be run by private firms, will provide diagnostic, on-site laboratory, ambulance and pharmacy services. Bidders for the proposed hotel must be experienced in the construction and management of facilities with four-star ratings, and must be handling at least 10 branded hotels in three continents.
Investments are also being considered for the development of a passenger terminal. According to local reports, the new terminal will handle ”premium passengers” and government dignitaries with the aim of catering to affluent flying private jets passengers who may not use VIP or presidential lounges.
An advert issued by the Kenya Airport Authority stated that these developments would go a long way in positioning JKIA as a premium aviation and commercial hub in the region.