Bautista bares gains of PPP project

September 23, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 159 views

IN pursuit of providing travelers with world-class airport experience at the country’s main gateway, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) welcomed interested and prospective bidders to the Pre-Bidding Conference of the NAIA Public-Private Partnership Project Friday, September 22, 2023.

During the event, DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista highlighted the progressive and long-term benefits of the project, as it unlocks the airport’s full potential.

“The rehabilitation and operation of NAIA through a PPP arrangement represent a landmark opportunity for our nation. It promises economic growth, improved infrastructure and a world-class travel experience,” Secretary Bautista said.

Once the modernization project for NAIA has been realized, its runway capacity will gain boost of at least 48 air traffic movements at peak hourly rate. Moreover, it envisions to serve 62 million passengers per year.

Encompassing the NAIA-PPP project are the rehabilitation of passenger terminals associated facilities and airside facilities; development of commercial assets and utility systems; provision of surface access facilities that enables intermodal transfer at the airport, inter-terminal passenger transfer facilities and services; connection from the Metro Manila Subway station to NAIA T3; overall upliftment and beautification of the airport, and; then incorporation of climate change and climate adaptation measures for airfield resilience and overall sustainability of the airport.

The supply and installation of all required information technology and other equipment; modernization of Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems; remote digital tower system, ATC system upgrade, and airfield network, including fiber upgrades, emergency equipment; buses for boarding transfers; baggage handing systems; enhancements to improve the airport’s efficiency; as well as the operation, maintenance, and capacity augmentation, are likewise covered.