How much will it cost to make NAIA ‘world-class?’

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED February 13, 2018 01:35 pm | UPDATED February 13, 2018 02:22 pm
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(Inside Manila) A group composed of seven big business companies submitted an unsolicited proposal to the government, eyeing to improve Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).


The proposal was made by Aboitiz InfraCapital, AC Infrastructure Holdings, Alliance Global Group, AEDC, Filinvest Development, JG Summit Holdings, and Metro Pacific Investments Corp.


“Through this proposal, we envision a new NAIA: a fully-integrated premier gateway that we Filipinos can truly be proud of, backed by the know-how of an experienced technical partner and the strong synergy of seven homegrown teams. The message is clear: we need this, and we can get this done,” Jose Emmanuel Reverente, the consortium spokesperson said in a statement.


“The proposal involves expanding and interconnecting the existing terminals of NAIA, upgrading airside facilities, and developing commercial facilities to increase airline and airport efficiencies, enhance passenger comfort and experience, and improve public perception of NAIA as the country’s premier international gateway,” he added.


The P350-billion project involves two phases. Under the first phase, the consortium eyes to upgrade and expand the terminals of NAIA's land area. The phase will involve the creation of additional runways, taxiways, and passenger terminals.


This development is set to make the Philippines' international airport at par with Singapore’s Changi airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

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