Istanbul, Sep 21 () - A consortium which includes Turkey’s TAV Airports (TAV) has received preliminary qualification to place a bid for the Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) Regional Airports Project in the Philippines, said the company in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform on Sept. 21.
“In our material event disclosure dated Aug. 17, 2015, we stated that the Philippine Airports Consortium had submitted its pre-qualification documents for the PPP Regional Airports Project. The Regional Airports Project consists of the operations and maintenance of the Bacolod-Silay, Iloilo, Davao, Laguindingan and New Bohol-Panglao (Tagbilaran) airports. The consortium including our company received preliminary qualification to place a bid for the tender. The public shall be notified at all further stages of the matter,” said the company.
The Philippine Airports Consortium consists of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) with a 60 percent share and the Philippines Airports Management Company (PAMC), a joint venture between Aéroports de Paris Management SA (ADPM), a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, and TAV, with a 40 percent share, according to previous statement in August.
Five groups have been pre-qualified to bid for the regional airports project under the PPP program, according to local media in the Philippines.
In its General Bid Bulletin No.10-2015 dated Sept. 18, the Department of Transportation and Communications said the following groups have been pre-qualified for the project: Filinvest-JATCO-Sojitz Consortium; GMR Infrastructure & Megawide Consortium; Maya Consortium (Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. and VINCI Airports); Philippine Airports Consortium (Metro Pacific Investments Corp, Aeroports de Paris Management S.A. and TAV); and SMHC (San Miguel Holdings Corp.) – IIAC (Incheon International Airport Corp) Consortium.