Sasebo City has announced the establishment of a new IR Promotion Office, starting from 1 April 2020, as part of the city’s planning department in order to strengthen the system for promoting an IR.
Ryuji Hori, deputy general of planning, has been appointed as IR Promotion Office director.
Speaking with IAG, a prefecture official commented, “The reason for the establishment of this new office is so the procedures necessary as a local government for an IR bid can be implemented swiftly and correctly, and it will be within the planning department with a similar level of authority.
“Three additional staff members will be added to the five who are already responsible for IR and they will all be part of the policy management office of the planning department.”
Further, the prefecture has changed its name from the Planning Advancement Department IR Promotion Office to Planning Department IR Promotion Office. There will be 15 personnel with the addition of one staff member.
Nagasaki prefecture’s bid schedule will be decided and announced by the end of this month.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) process will be conducted from April 2020 until autumn. Concept proposals (RFC) were received in January and February 2020 and included a proposal from Current-Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 alongside Get Nice Holdings (Hong Kong), Oshidori International Development (Hong Kong) and Casinos Austria International (Austria).