11 firms eye Sangley airport

Eleven companies expressed interest in joining the bidding to rehabilitate and repair Sangley Airport in Cavite province, the Transportation Department said Thursday.

The agency said 11 companies attended the pre-bid conference for Sangley Airport Development Project, including Holcim, MR7 Corp., Emeco and Partners, BSP Construction Company, DM Wenceslao and Associates, Granby Trading and Construction, JD Legaspi Construction, Cavdeal, San R Mining and Construction Corp., Tokwing Construction Corp. and C.B. Garay.

The P552.8-million Sangley project involves the overlaying of the runway, re-blocking of concrete pavement, construction of ramp and drainage system, construction of four hangars and passenger terminal building and other building facilities.

The project aims to urgently address congestion issues in Ninoy Aquino International Airport. 

Completion of the project is expected to take 12 to 15 months after the awarding.

The repair works will not in any way conflict with the possible future development, if any, of the Sangley Airport, the department said.

It said the overlay runway and drainage repairs would be useful for any future improvements.

The Transportation Department said it had not yet received any unsolicited proposal on constructing a new Sangley airport or any related development, but received a 30-page description of plan or concept from All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corp., which was being considered by the agency as a letter of intent.

Unsolicited proposals should be in accordance with the Build-Operate-Transfer law, and should comply with requirements such as a feasibility study and draft contract, it said.

ARCC said earlier it was proposing to build Philippine Global Gateway project worth P1.3 trillion which would decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. 

Under the project, ARRC plans to build an international airport, seaport, economic zone and real estate components in Sangely Point.

Meanwhile, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. said it planned to submit unsolicited infrastructure projects in areas outside Metro Manila.

“It’s a whole range of possibilities. I guess we have to decide internally. We don’t know yet which project,” Metro Pacific chairman Manuel Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan said the group was looking at power and agricultural projects and was awaiting the government’s decision on the bidding of five regional airports.

The Transportation Department is reviewing the P108.2-billion regional airports project under the previous administration’s public-private partnership program. 

The five provincial airports in the PPP bundle are the P20.26-billion Bacolod-Silay International Airport and the P30.4-billion Iloilo International Airport  under package 1, and the P14.62-billion Laguindingan Airport, P2.34-billion New Bohol (Panglao) Airport and P40.57-billion Davao International Airport under package 2.

Metro Pacific also expressed interest in the P74.56-billion contract to operate and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Topics: Sangley airport , Transportation Department , Sangley Airport Development Project , Holcim , MR7 Corp. , Emeco and Partners , BSP Construction Company , DM Wenceslao and Associates , Granby Trading and Construction , JD Legaspi Construction , Cavdeal , San R Mining
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