MVP v SMC: Who will win NAIA Expressway?
MANILA, Philippines - Who will win the bidding for the P15-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway project?
The answer will be revealed by the Department of Public Works and Highways this week, likely on Monday, April 15.
Ramon Ang-led San Miguel Corp. and Manuel Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. were the only ones that submitted bids for the project, according to Cosette Canilao, executive director of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center. Ayala Corp. and Indian firm M/S IL and FS Transportation Network were prequalified, but they withdrew from the race.
The project will consist of a 4-lane, 7.75-km elevated expressway, and a 2.22-km, at-grade feeder road that will start from Skyway. It will have entry and exit ramps at Roxas Boulevard, Macapagal Boulevard, and the integrated tourism estate, Entertainment City of Pagcor.
The expressway will provide easy access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and link Skyway and Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway.
The project was the first to be bid out among 8 "rolled out" PPP projects last year. - Rappler.com