21 December 2012
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) are now inviting interested investors to bid for the construction of the 504.8 M USD passenger terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) under the country’s public-private partnership program.
The Mactan Cebu International Airport project will include the construction of a new passenger terminal and apron, operation and maintenance of both new and existing passenger terminals, renovation of the existing terminal, installation of all equipment, including information technology (IT) required under international guidelines and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards.
Structured as a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project, the winning bidder will have the concession to operate and maintain the two passenger terminals and other landside facilities for a period of 20 years.
The MCIAA will continue to operate and maintain critical airside facilities of the airport including the runway, taxiway, apron, communication navigation and surveillance facilities, the air traffic control tower, among others. Meanwhile the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will continue to provide its Airways Navigation Services at the airport.
The MCIA is the second largest major international airport in the Philippines providing its services to 14% percent of the country’s overall passenger traffic or some 5.7 million passengers annually. The airport currently serves as a gateway to tourism destinations around the Visayas and the project is expected to further increase the tourists that flock to Cebu and nearby regions. In 2011, the MCIA served as gateway to 1.6 million tourists.
The MCIA is a recipient of the Project Development and Monitoring Facility managed by the Public-Private Partnership Center and was recently approved by the President during the NEDA board meeting last November 29, 2012.