Turkish firm joins P 170-B Naia rehab race
MANILA -The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that the sixth potential bidder for the P170.6-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) rehabilitation project was a Turkish infrastructure company.
On Friday, the DOTr shared that Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S bought bidding documents on Sept. 20, joining San Miguel Corp., GMR Group, the Manila International Airport Consortium, Spark 888 Management Inc. and Asian Airport Consortium.
Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista, during the pre-bid conference, said the turn out for the bidding process so far has been positive and the committee was hoping to have more potential bidders.
He stressed that Naia, the country’s main gateway, has a strong business proposition as it provides connection to more than 90 international and domestic destinations and serves nearly 50 airlines.
“This project holds immense economic promise and reflects our determination to provide world-class transport experience to travelers while ensuring operational reliability and sustainability and a rewarding venture for investors,” Bautista said.
In August, the DOTr officially opened the bidding process for the Naia upgrade project. The agency worked with the Asian Development Bank in crafting the terms of reference.
The deadline for bid submission bid is on Dec. 27. Bautista said they were eyeing to award the contract a month later.
The chosen private sector partner will be in charge of rehabilitating passenger terminals and airside facilities; providing facilities to enable intermodal transfer at the airport; and constructing the connection from Naia terminal 3 to the Metro Manila Subway. INQ