The MEGAWIDE GMR consortium has bagged the EPC contract for the Clark International Airport (CIA) New Passenger Terminal Building (NPTB) Project.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Special Bids and Awards Committee Chairman Jake Bingcang made the announcement on 19 December 2017, five days after the consortium emerged as best bidder for the project. Megawide-GMR bested four state-owned firms from China after submitting a PhP9.36-billion bid for an estimated PhP12.55-billion project by the government.
“It is a very significant construction project that will infuse fresh energy into an already thriving province,” said Megawide GMR.
The proposed 101,977 square-meter terminal area will increase the airport’s passenger capacity by eight million passengers per annum when completed in 2020. Clark Airport can currently handle four million passengers per annum. More importantly, the construction of the NPTB will also have a significant impact on the local community.
“The project is expected to create around 2,000 jobs for local workers, and give business to local suppliers, service providers, and related enterprises.”
The expansion of Clark Airport is the government’s first “hybrid” public-private partnership project characterized by the government’s funding of the construction and the private sector’s operations and maintenance (O&M) of the airport.
Once completed, Clark Airport will help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by serving passengers from Northern and Central Luzon, including the northern parts of NCR and the CAMANAVA area.
“We are proud to be part of this much-awaited project,” said Megawide GMR. “We thank the BCDA and project officials for a smooth and transparent bidding process. We also look forward to a dynamic partnership with their team in the coming months.”