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Airport giants eye stake in PH aviation

Airport giants eye stake in PH aviation

Airport giants from Singapore and South Korea—regarded among the best in the region—are seeking to cement their place in the future of aviation in Luzon, where the Philippines’ congested capital is located. On Friday, a subsidiary of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC), which is proposing to build an P800-billion “aerotropolis” in Bulakan, Bulacan, about 50... continue reading

Award of crucial airport projects seen in early ‘19

Award of crucial airport projects seen in early ‘19

With roughly a month to go before the end of the year, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) acknowledged that the final awarding of key private sector-proposed airport projects in Manila and Bulacan could be completed by early 2019 at the soonest. Transportation Undersecretary for planning Reuben Reinoso yesterday said the two projects—San Miguel Corp.’s P800-billion... continue reading

Infra, capital spending tops target

Infra, capital spending tops target

Higher infrastructure and other capital spending in September allowed the government to top its year-to-date target, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday. Spending totaled P65.2 billion during the month, up 21.6 percent from the P53.6 billion recorded a year earlier, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told reporters. Major infrastructure items include Public Works department projects such... continue reading

LRMC taps First Balfour for P650-million LRT-1 rehab

LRMC taps First Balfour for P650-million LRT-1 rehab

In addition to capital investments reaching over P10 billion to date for the upgrade of Light Rail Transit (LRT-1), private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) yesterday announced it has signed a P650-million agreement with First Balfour, Inc. and MRail, Inc. for the rehabilitation of 11 rectifier substations along the 21-kilometer line. “As they power... continue reading

QC to set up solid waste disposal facility

QC to set up solid waste disposal facility

Quezon City has moved closer to having a long-term and sustainable solution to its solid waste disposal situation with the approval of a ground-breaking proposal from a private partner. Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City presented the Joint Certification of Successful Negotiations with Metro Pacific Investors Corp. (MPIC) during the C40 Asian Adaptation Forum held... continue reading

Public-private partrnership vital in airport modernization, says Poe

Public-private partrnership vital in airport modernization, says Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Sunday said the partnership between the government and private sectors is vital in the effective modernization of the country’s aging airports. The senator, who chairs the Senate public services committee, cited the newly built Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as an example. She says it is the... continue reading

Filinvest, JG Summit Form Consortium to Bid for Clark International Airport O&M

Filinvest, JG Summit Form Consortium to Bid for Clark International Airport O&M

Listed firm Filinvest Development Corporation and JG Summit have formed an unincorporated consortium with Changi Airports Philippines and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions to bid for the management, operation, and maintenance of existing and new passenger terminals of the Clark International Airport. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Filinvest and JG Summit said... continue reading

MCIA named ‘best medium airport’

MCIA named ‘best medium airport’

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was awarded as the Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (Capa), a firm that specializes on information about the aviation and travel industry. The award, based on Capa’s website, is given to the airport with “10 to 30 million annual passengers that... continue reading

2 groups submit bids for Clark airport O&M

2 groups submit bids for Clark airport O&M

AIRPORT operators from Singapore and Indonesia have teamed up with local companies to submit on Friday competing bids for the Clark International Airport operations and maintenance (O&M) contract. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said North Luzon Airport Consortium and X-Droid Consortium both submitted complete bids on Friday. Awarding of the contract is scheduled... continue reading

Duterte inaugurates landport

Duterte inaugurates landport

PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday directed the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to ensure all public utility vehicles that will use the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City are “roadworthy,” have proper documentation, and these comply with environment laws. The President issued the directive during the inauguration of first integrated and multi-modal terminal “landport”... continue reading