Japanese city of Yokohama launched a request for proposals (RFP) to select a private partner for its application for one of three new licenses for the construction of integrated resorts with a casino in Japan.

The deadline for submitting applications for participation – from February 5 to May 17. Then follows the period of consideration of documents from 1 to 11 June. After selecting the operator, the development plan will be formulated. Then the public hearings will begin, which are expected to be held in autumn and winter.

The city council intends to decide on his partner for the development of integrated resort-casino by March 2022. The last step in this process will be submitted to the central government, the meeting of which on this issue is scheduled for April 2022.

The statement of the authorities of the city of Yokohama said:

“Iokohama will become a gate to Japan for arriving visitors from all over the world, as we will be their transplant point to attractive tourist places throughout Japan. Through this project, we will contribute to the growth strategy of Japan, which is aimed at attracting 60 million foreign visitors and 1.5 trillion yen (14.5 billion US dollars) of foreign consumption in 2030, which will contribute to the sustainable growth of Japan’s economy “.

Earlier, we reported that the authorities of the Yokohama allocated almost 3.6 million. Dollars for efforts to create an integrated resort with a casino within the city.