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Sangley airport viability for review

Think tank Infrawatch PH asked the Senate to review the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project, its viability put in question. 

Terry Ridon, InfraWatch PH convenor, said the Senate has to revisit some issues. 

Ridon said, “There are some questions on whether provincial governments can undertake airport development projects as these initiatives are done by the Department of Transportation and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines”. 

The group’s worries also stemmed from the fact that the bidding for the first phase of the development of SPIA attracted only one group. 

Last month, the consortium of MacroAsia Corp. and China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) bagged the P208.5-billion phase one of the project. 

Late last year, Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla said seven groups bought bidding documents worth P1 million, including Philippine Airport Ground Solutions Inc., Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Mosveldtt Law offices, PICTO, Langham Properties Inc., MacroAsia Properties Development Corp., and CCCC. 

“It should be noted that many of those that bought bid documents are infrastructure firms across the country’s largest conglomerates. We would like to know why they opted not to participate despite their track record,” Ridon said.

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