The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Wednesday that bid submissions for the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Project has been set today.
“We know that the world is watching. This is the acid test for our PPP [public-private partnership] program. The higher the turnout, the more credibility it will mean for our projects,” said Michael Arthur Sagcal, DOTC spokesperson.
With the country’s transportation modernization efforts getting a shot in the arm following last week’s go-ahead of five crucial transport infrastructure projects by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, the MCIA Project is expected to net the highest number of PPP bidders..
The seven bidders that prequalified in May were: AAA Airport Partners led by the Ayala and Aboitiz companies; the Filinvest-CAI Airport consortium; the Lopez groups’ First Philippine Airports; the GMR Infrastructure and Megawide consortium; the Metro Pacific Investment Corp.-JGS Airport consortium led by the companies of Manuel Pangilinan and John Gokongwei; SM’s Premier Airport Group; and the San Miguel-Incheon Airport consortium.