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The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has extended the submission date for qualification documents for the five unbundled regional airport projects.

In separate bid bulletins, DOTr’s Pre-qualification, Bids and Awards Committee said the schedule of submission of the documents is moved to June 15 from the original date of May 11.

DOTr last January announced the bidding out of the five regional airport projects after the National Economic and Development Authority Board approved their unbundling on November 14, 2016.

These projects, with a combined cost of P108.18 billion, are the Bacolod-Silay, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and New Bohol (Panglao) airports.

The project has so far attracted eight prospective bidders, five of which were already pre-qualified when the projects were still bundled. These firms are Filinvest-Jatco-Sojitz Consortium, GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium, Maya Consortium, Philippine Airports Consortium, and SMHC-IIAC Airport Consortium.

Filinvest-Jatco- Sojitz Consortium is composed of Filinvest Development Corporation, Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd, and Sojitz Corporation, while GMR Infrastructure is made up of Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Infrastructure Singapore Pte. Limited. Maya Consortium consists of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and VINCI Airports SAS, and Philippine Airports Consortium, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Philippines Airport Management Company.

SMHC-IIAC Airport Consortium is a joint venture between San Miguel Holdings Corporation and Incheon International Airport Corporation.

The three new potential bidders that attended the pre-qualification conference last March 13 were Filinvest Development Corp., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., and Asia’s Emerging Dragon Corp.

These public-private partnership projects aim to improve services of the regional airports by allowing the private sector to handle their operation and maintenance and enhance airside and landside facilities, all in line with the government’s plan to develop international gateways in the countryside.

The projects are also part of the government’s massive infrastructure program dubbed as Build Build Build, which entails an P8.4 trillion investment in the next five years.

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