DOTr, MIAA receive proposal to upgrade, operate NAIA

April 28, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 319 views

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) received an unsolicited proposal from the Manila International Airport Consortium (MIAC) to operate and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The proposal showed a “strong interest” in operating NAIA from some of the “world’s most experienced and capable operators,” according to the two agencies.

Some of the proponents have already met with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) DOTr’s transaction advisors and expressed interest in participating in “an open, solicited bidding” to operate and maintain NAIA.

The DOTr and MIAA will review the proposal following the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) while continuing the ongoing development of a solicited procurement option, as supported by the ADB.

DOTr and MIAA said in a statement that any decision made on the procurement options will ensure that the strong investor interest in NAIA translates to the best possible outcome for the passengers and other airport stakeholders.