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Megawide, Indian partner to compete with 'super consortium' for NAIA rehab

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

GMR-Megawide's proposal provides a lower project cost and shorter concession period compared to that of the NAIA Consortium, formed by 7 of the country's top conglomerates

HEAD TO HEAD. The public-private partnership (PPP) frontrunner on airport deals will be competing with the consortium of 7 of the country’s top conglomerates for the original proponent status of the NAIA rehab project. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cebu airport operator bags construction deal for new Clark terminal

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) The group of Megawide Construction Corporation and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited will build a new terminal at the Clark International Airport, which will be able to accommodate an additional 8 million passengers yearly

NEW TERMINAL. The BCDA says the Clark International Airport's new terminal building is expected to break ground in the 4th quarter of 2017 and would be completed in 2020. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

EXPANSION. The group also intends to rehabilitate the airport's existing runway and taxiways, build a 3rd terminal, add a full-length parallel taxiway, as well as construction of more rapid exit taxiways and runway holding positions. Image from GMR-Megawide official Facebook page

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The consortium asks the Department of Transportation to clarify why its proposal for the airport was abandoned

PROPOSAL. GMR-Megawide group submits P250-billion, 50-year proposal to upgrade, operate and maintain Clark airport. Screenshot from Megawide group

Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The development of a cable car system will only take 12 to 14 months as it has less infrastructure requirements like right of way says an official of the consortium

NEW WAY TO COMMUTE? The Cebu airport operator plans to propose using cable cars to ease Cebu traffic. Cable cars photo from Wikimedia

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Filinvest JG Summit consortium has a P187 billion proposal Megawide GMR previously submitted a proposal that was discontinued but the DOTr says the project remains open for everyone

HEAD TO HEAD. This is the 3rd time Filinvest and Megawide will battle for a public infrastructure project. Rappler file photo

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the operations and maintenance scheme to be implemented for the 5 airports may unnecessarily tie the government s hands

QUESTIONING THE DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues criticizing the moves of the Department of Transportation.

1st PPP rolled out under Duterte: 5 regional airports

Jan 24, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Even if these regional airport PPP deals were unbundled they continue to lure big investors

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals – cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

Airlines launching 4 new int'l flights from Cebu in March

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Mactan Cebu International Airport is also recognized as Best Transport Deal in Asia Pacific

STRATEGIC DESTINATIONS. The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport identifies Middle East, the US, and Europe as key markets to increase inward tourism

Emirates' Cebu-Dubai route to boost passenger traffic at Mactan Airport

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

By March Emirates will connect travelers in and near Cebu and Clark Freeport in Pampanga to the Middle East Africa Europe and the Americas via Dubai

SECOND STRATEGIC DESTINATION. Emirates will launch a daily Dubai-Cebu-Clark circular service on March 30

San Miguel, Megawide group qualify to bid for reg'l prison PPP

Jul 15, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The new facility will accommodate 26 880 inmates and will include staff housing administrative buildings and areas for rehabilitation

PRISON PRIVATIZATION. A new prison facility will be built to "provide adequate living space, facilities, and address the basic needs of inmates incarcerated in existing penal facilities"

San Miguel, DMCI, Megawide eye regional prison in Nueva Ecija

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The winning bidder will finance design build and maintain the prison facility for 23 years

SMART INVESTMENT. We find Prison PPP as a smart opportunity to invest in. If you look at Australia, the US, and Brazil, investing in prisons is profitable, says one of the interested bidders. Photos from bucor.gov.ph

PH sticks to bundled plan for 5 regional airports project

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Some of the top Philippine conglomerates and world s aviation experts have partnered to bag the bundled regional airports PPP deals

MORE AIRPORT PPP. Winners for the regional airports bundled deals could still join future airport PPP auctions, DOTC says. Photos from Wikipedia

Mactan-Cebu airport terminal construction starts June 30

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The new terminal is seen to increase the airport’s passenger capacity to 12 5 million a year from the current 4 5 million

MUCH-AWAITED. The interim plan of the government will reduce the delay to 6 months from a year, GMCAC President Manuel Louie Ferrer says. Photo from Mactan-Cebu Airport Facebook page

Mactan-Cebu airport upgraded with P49M navigational system

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:41 PM

The country’s second busiest airport will be installed with a DVOR DME equipment to aid pilots during bad weather and low visibility situations

Gov’t turns over Mactan airport to Megawide-led consortium

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:20 PM

The transition paves way for the P17 5 billion expansion project of the international airport but a business group asks the Supreme Court to stop it

Cebu Pacific to expand hub in Visayas

Sep 25, 2014 - 1:44 PM

For the first half of 2014 the budget carrier flew 1 9 million passengers from Cebu making it a very important hub for the budget carrier

DOTC: PPP projects to boost FDI inflows

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:36 PM

The agency says the successful bidding of the AFCS and Cebu airport expansion will attract more investments into the country

Cebu airport winning bidder another Piatco?

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Senator Osmeña says GMR Infrastructure the foreign partner in the winning consortium has previous dealings similar to those of notorious NAIA 3 contractor Piatco

WINNING BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submits the highest bid for the Cebu airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

How Cebu airport bidders chose their foreign partners

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:19 AM

How did the Gotianun group clinch the partnership with Singapore s Changi and San Miguel with Korea s Incheon?

FOR BIDDING. The country's second biggest airport is up for expansion, rehabilitation. Photo by Mactan International Airport Authority

San Miguel, Lucio Tan in joint bid for Cebu airport

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The two partners in legacy carrier Philippine Airlines PAL will go head to head against allies MPIC and JG Summit as well as Ayala and Aboitiz

JOINT BID. SMC and the group of Lucio Tan formed a consortium to pursue the Mactan-Cebu airport project. Profile photos via San Miguel Corporation and Air Philippines' website.