Chiba’s IR bid decision in March

Chiba will not bid for an IR
Chiba will not bid for an IR

Two of these proposals came from local groups within the city, and the six from other Japanese or international IR operators.

Japan.- Chiba will confirm in March 2020 if the city will be part of the IR race in Japan. It was the first time that Mayor Toshihito Kumagai provided a time frame of the decision on whether or not to go forward with an IR bid 

“If you calculate backwards from the national IR schedule, there’s not that much time remaining,” he explained.

Eight firms has responded to a formal request-for-information (RFI) process launched by the Japanese city of Chiba regarding the possibility of creating an integrated resort (IR) there.

Two of these proposals came from local groups within the city, and the six from other Japanese or international IR operators.

Chiba is located in the Kanto region, part of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The region includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa.

The government of Japan announced that the local authorities that want to present proposals for Integrated Resorts (IR) licenses can do it from January 4 through July 30, 2021.

This cities and prefectures would have until the end of 2020 to establish their implementation policy for such a scheme and select private-sector partners.

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