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RMI Ports Authority. Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop April 5-7, 2005 Radisson Prince Kuhio Hotel, Honolulu, HI. RMIPA Background. RMI Ports Authority (RMIPA) Act of 2003 passed into law on September 19, 2003

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rmi ports authority

RMI Ports Authority

Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop

April 5-7, 2005

Radisson Prince Kuhio Hotel, Honolulu, HI

rmipa background
RMIPA Background
  • RMI Ports Authority (RMIPA) Act of 2003 passed into law on September 19, 2003
  • The purpose of the Act is to consolidate the Marshall Islands Port Authority and Marshall Islands Airport Authority into a single Ports Authority responsible for the maintenance and operation of the airport in Majuro and the ports in Ebeye, Jaluit and Majuro
  • RMIPA did not become fully functional until October of 2004
mission statement
Mission Statement
  • To contribute to the economic and social development of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by establishing, maintaining and managing efficient commercial airport and seaport facilities
composition of rmipa board
Composition of RMIPA Board
  • The Board of Directors consists of 7 members, all of whom are appointed by the Cabinet
  • The Cabinet designates one of the members as Chairman of the Board
  • The Minister of Transportation & Communication is not a member of the Board but may give directions to the Board on the general policies to be adopted by RMIPA
staff of rmipa
Staff of RMIPA
  • The day-to-day administration and operation of the RMIPA rests with the Director, who is selected by the Board
  • The Director is assisted by six departmental managers each responsible for the airport, harbors, finance, maintenance, security, and ARFF
  • There are 54 full-time employees; about 50% are security officers
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Staff of RMIPA
  • 10 of the security officers are cross-trained in aircraft rescue and fire fighting
  • 3 were recently certified after undergoing a month-long training in basic firefighting under the auspices of the Commonwealth Ports Authority
  • RMIPA plans to train additional security staff in aircraft rescue and fire fighting next year
cabin security inspections
Cabin Security Inspections
  • Mandated more than a year ago by TSA on US passenger flights servicing the Micronesian region
  • The security directive requires that the airline conducts cabin security inspections at all international airports
  • To do this, all passengers are asked to deplane
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Cabin Security Inspections
  • What has changed since last year?
    • At each airport (except Kwajalein) only one side of the aircraft is required to deplane; this is done randomly
    • When it rains, all passengers remain on board while cabin inspections are carried out
    • Business class passengers are not required to deplane
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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
  • Notice of Expression of Interest (EOI) advertised in April in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Guam and Marshall Islands
  • 9 firms registered their EOI: 1 from RMI, 3 from Australia, 1 from New Zealand, 1 from Hong Kong, 1 from Hawaii, and 2 from Guam
  • Bid documents/RFP issued on March 24
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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
  • Bidding period commences on April 4 and ends on May 30, 2005 (Majuro standard time)
  • Pre-bid Conference/Site Visit is scheduled for April 13, 2005 at RMIPA offices, Majuro
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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
  • Summary of Scope of Works:
    • Off-peak construction
    • Preparation of the existing asphalt surface and construction of the runway asphalt overlay
    • Construction of a new turnaround bay at the 07 runway end
    • Runway grooving and application of all runway markings
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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
  • Replacement of existing cables for runway lights
  • Height re-adjustment of runway edge and end lights
  • Re-levelling of cable manholes and breathers
  • Protection of existing water catchment areas adjacent to the runway against contamination
  • Apron works not included
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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

Proposed site for contractor’s offices

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Majuro Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
  • RMI Bid Committee to meet in June to review and evaluate bid submissions
  • 8 weeks have been allowed for the review and approval process
  • Award and Notice-To-Proceed to be issued sometime in August 2005 if everything goes on schedule
  • Construction projected to be completed by April 2006