Sangley Airport Phase 2 completed by May 2023

Department of Transportation officials, led by Secretary Jaime Bautista (8th from left), during a recent inspection of the completed and ongoing works for Sangley Airport in Cavite. Photo from DOTr.
  • Phase 2 of the Sangley Airport Development Project in Cavite that began on March 25 this year will be completed by May 2023
  • The P462.9 million second phase includes construction of two hangars, pump stations, sheet piling works, airside strip development, reclamation, and drainage works
  • Phase 1, which had been completed earlier, now allows turboprop aircraft to use the airport

The second phase of the Sangley Airport Development Project in Cavite is set to be completed by May 2023, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

The P462.9-million second phase, which began construction on March 25, 2022, includes two hangars, pump stations, sheet piling works, airside strip development, reclamation works, and drainage works, the DOTr said in a statement.

Work on Phase 2 follows the completion of the P515-million Phase 1 in October 2019. Phase 1 involved construction of hangars, a passenger terminal building, a maintenance building, and a powerhouse. The phase included runway asphalt overlay and runway shoulder grade correction.

Phase 1 started in 2018, was completed in October 2019, and inaugurated in February 2020.

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Redevelopment of the airport, which is being used for general aviation and freight operations, allowed it to cater to turboprop aircraft.

Aside from DOTr’s development project, the Cavite provincial government is set to award the contract for the development of the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) to the SPIA Development Consortium after no bidders challenged its unsolicited proposal.

The SPIA Development Consortium submitted in 2021 an unsolicited US$10.9-billion proposal for a joint venture with the Cavite provincial government to develop SPIA, after the latter declared as failed the second bidding for the project in October 2021.

The joint venture will co-develop the project, provide the necessary equity investment, debt financing, and credit enhancements. It will also be performing engineering, procurement and construction services for the land and airport development components of the project.