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Bidding starts for Sangley Point International Airport JV partner

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

The provincial government of Cavite has opened the submission of bids for the implementation of the Sangley Point International Airport Project through a joint venture (JV) partnership scheme.

“Modernizing air transport in the country with a world-class airport project is a huge undertaking. It requires innovative capacities and reliable resources that could be more efficiently expedited with joint public and private sector expertise,” said  Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.

Cavite is the lead proponent and implementing agency of the project which supports the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) multi-airport strategy to decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s main international gateway, whose passenger volume is already about 40 percent above its design capacity of 31 million passengers yearly.

The 1,500-hectare master-planned international airport hub will feature four runways, airside and landside facilities, and can accommodate up to 130 million passengers annually. The airport is expected to be at par with Singapore’s Changi International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, as it is positioned to be the next big thing in air transport innovation in the country.

Because the international air hub is to be pursued under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Code, it will no longer require the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for implementation. 

“PPP has proven vital in improving the quality of infrastructure projects for the benefit of Filipinos, and we expect nothing less for Sangley Point International Airport here in Cavite. We look forward to the joint venture because it will open new avenues not only in terms of stimulating efficiency for national economic growth, but also for the urbanization of Cavite,” said Remulla.

The selected JV partner will be providing the necessary equity investment and credit enhancements, and subject to a further competitive process or price test, perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the land and airport development components of the project. In addition to the legal, technical and financial qualifications set by the Cavite government, the selected JV partner must also pass the credit standards of the project lenders.

The fully integrated Sangley Point International Airport is a key project under the government’s Build Build Build infrastructure development agenda and enforces the Japan International Cooperation Agency dream plan which aims to increase efficiency, mobility and quality of life in Metro Manila through a modern and well-coordinated transport system. The target completion of the project’s first phase is slated on 2022 and will be able to accommodate 75 million passengers yearly. The second phase of development will follow with target completion on 2028.

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/10/11/1959143/bidding-starts-sangley-point-international-airport-jv-partner#HzRacIIHTrfqsjIM.99


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