Concerns raised about how the private partner would collect funding to construct the IR in Nagasaki
During the most recent Prefectural Council meeting, concerns were raised about how the private partner would collect funding to construct an integrated resort in Nagasaki.
According to reports from GGRAsia, a recent conference, an anonymous member questioned if all aspects of the large project had been fully studied. The current proposal is for a casino resort to be built at a cost of around US$3.09 billion. However, the person suggested that a higher investment could be required.
The Nagasaki Prefectural Government chose Casinos Austria International as its preferred IR partner in August, and the two firms inked a master agreement dubbed “Kyushu-Nagasaki IR.” The IR development is expected to cost US$3.2 billion and will include eight hotels, conference and exposition facilities, as well as a range of food and retail choices.
The county responded by stating that it will shortly submit a draft of its regional development plan to the relevant parliament committee, but there was no information about consortium construction or funding.
Budget concerns have arisen in the past. Nagasaki requested further information from Casinos Austria about how it expected to come up with the budget it agreed to contribute for the IR around two months ago.
According to reports, the corporation is putting together a profile to present to the government. Nagasaki is also willing to attempt to rekindle support. It claims to be nearing the completion of its IR-related District Development Plan. That proposal, however, will not provide the needed financials.
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