DOTr to invite bidders for regional airports project


By Louella Desiderio | The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking to issue the invitation for the bidding of the unbundled regional airports project under the public-private partnership (PPP) program this quarter.

Roberto Lim, DOTr undersecretary for the air sector, told reporters the department  hopes to issue the invitation for the project within the first quarter of the year.

“The airports are now unbundled. From two (bundles), it will now be five (projects),” he said.

The Aquino administration rolled out the regional airports project but was unable to bid this out.

When the project was offered for bidding during the previous administration, it had two bundles. Bundle 1 was composed of the Iloilo Airport and Bacolod-Silay Airport while Bundle 2 covered the Davao Airport, New Bohol (Panglao) Airport and the Laguindingan Airport.

All five projects have a combined cost of P108.18 billion.