Six groups submit pre-qualification documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) for the public-private partnership (PPP) projects to develop, operate and maintain the country’s five regional airports.

The foreign and local investors that submitted their pre-qualification documents include: Philippine Airports Consortium; Union Equities-ACSA Consortium; SMHC-IIAC Airport Consortium; Maya Consortium; Filinvest-Jatco-Sojitz Consortium; and GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium.

The development and O&M of the regional airports will be bid out in two bundles: P20.26 billion Bacolod-Silay Airport project and P30.40 billion Iloilo Airport project for Bundle 1; and P40.57 billion Davao Airport project, P14.62 billion Laguindingan Airport project, and P2.34 billion New Bohol Airport project for Bundle 2.

The DOTC Pre-qualification Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) expects to announce the list of pre-qualified bidders by mid-September 2015.

The winning concessionaires for each bundle will operate and maintain the airports for 30 years and will undertake expansion and improvement of facilities to enhance passenger safety and convenience as well as to ensure more efficient airport operations.