Wakayama prefecture declared on 26 August that it had signed a basic contract with Clairvest Group, its favored contender for an IR project at Wakayama Marina City.
The consortium of Clairvest Neem Ventures Co Ltd and Clairvest Group Inc was named as Wakayama’s favored partner on 21 July after the solitary another applicant, Suncity Group, pulled out in the weeks going before the declaration. This is the first time in Japan that a basic agreement has been signed between a competitor city or prefecture and an IR operator to develop an IR.
The basic agreement affirms that the favored operator has been selected by the open recruitment methodology as a private business to execute a Wakayama IR and specifies the necessary techniques until approval has been acquired from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism for the area development plan.
Explicitly there is mention of the cost responsibilities of the favored applicant (performance guarantee), matters concerning the establishment of the IR operator (a particular reason organization), and methodology identifying with integrity (integrity screening for the businesses taking part in the consortium).
The prefecture and the favored candidate will currently mutually set up an area improvement plan and apply to the national government by the application deadline time of 28 April 2022.
Wakayama prefecture said, “Along with requesting further refinements to the proposals and enhancing the project implementation plan, we will seek to build an All-Wakayama Plan in which businesses in the prefecture can participate widely in enhancing the operation plan to ensure that there is contribution through the development of the local economy and local employment.
“By holding briefing sessions, dependent on the coronavirus pandemic, we will convey accurate information on IR and the reasons why this prefecture is promoting the IR project to the prefecture residents.”
The Wakayama IR Promotion Office underlined fortitude in an interview with IAG saying that Wakayama Prefecture is making the interaction stride by step, and they had now moved forward with this technique.