DOTR TO GRANT OPS ON DAVAO, KALIBO AIR­PORT BIDS

One more sig­na­ture from the board of Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity of the Philip­pines (CAAP) and the orig­i­nal pro­po­nent sta­tus can al­ready be given to the pro­po­nents of both Davao and Kalibo air­ports.

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The De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion (DOTr) is set to grant orig­i­nal pro­po­nent sta­tus (OPS) on the pro­pos­als to ex­pand, op­er­ate, and man­age the Davao and Kalibo In­ter­na­tional Air­ports.

This, as a res­o­lu­tion for the grant­ing of the OPS to un­so­licited pro­pos­als for both air­ports, is now await­ing for the sig­na­ture of the board of the Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity of the Philip­pines (CAAP).

“Please note that both DOTr and CAAP have no tech­ni­cal ob­jec­tions on the un­so­licited pro­pos­als. They were both pre­sented to the CAAP Board for the grant of the Orig­i­nal Pro­po­nent Sta­tus (OPS). It is the CAAP Board that ul­ti­mately de­cides whether or not a pro­po­nent is given an OPS,” Trans­porta­tion com­mu­ni­ca­tions direc­tor Godess Hope Libi­ran said in a state­ment last Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

Chelsea Lo­gis­tics Hold­ings Cor­po­ra­tion has sub­mit­ted an un­so­licited pro­posal worth P49 bil­lion for the Davao air­port while Mega-7 Con­struc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion has a P12 bil­lion un­so­licited pro­posal for the Kalibo air­port - both hav­ing a 30-year con­ces­sion pe­riod.

Once the pro­pos­als were granted OPS by the DOTr, these will be en­dorsed to the Na­tional Eco­nomic and De­vel­op­ment Author­ity-In­vest­ment Co­or­di­na­tion Com­mit­tee (NEDA-ICC).

If ap­proved by the NEDA, both pro­pos­als will un­dergo Swiss Chal­lenge wherein other com­pa­nies may sub­mit their bid of­fers to match those be­ing of­fered by the orig­i­nal pro­po­nents. /

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