The mayor of Yokohama, Fumiko Hayashi, has confirmed the city has pushed back it the announcement of its integrated resort implementation policy and its request-for-proposal (RFP) application requirements until August.
Both had previously been scheduled to be released in June, with the city government opting to delay their publication in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, Hayashi emphasised that Yokohama’s adjusted IR timetable was still within the national authorities’ time frame.
The government has yet to issue the finalised version of its IR basic policy but stated in its draft document that it will accept IR applications from regional governments between January and July 2021.
This April, Kazuyoshi Akaba, Japan’s minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, said the government would be keeping to this timetable for the present.