Seven groups qualified to bid for Mactan airport deal
- Aboitiz Equity Ventures
- GMR Group - GMR Infrastructure
- Megawide Construction Corporation
- Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC)
- San Miguel Corporation
All seven groups vying for the Mactan airport project have been successfully prequalified.Mactan-Cebu International Airport
The teams are the following:
- MPIC-JG Summit Consortium composed of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and JG Summit Holdings, Inc., with France's Aeroports De Lyon as operation and maintenance (O&M) partner;
- AAA Airport Partners composed of the Ayala and Aboitiz groups, with Texas-based Houston Airport System as O&M partner;
- Filinvest-CAI Consortium of Filinvest Development Corp. and Changi Airports Mena Pte. Ltd., with Changi Airport Saudi Ltd. as the O&M partner;
- San Miguel-Incheon Airport Consortium, composed of South Korea's Incheon International Airport Corp. as lead member and three others, including San Miguel Corp.-led Optimal Infrastructure Development, Inc. -- with Incheon acting as the O&M partner;
- First Philippine Airports led by First Philippine Holdings, Inc., with Wellington International Airport Ltd., NZ Airports Ltd., and Infratil Ltd. as O&M partners;
- Premier Airport Group led by SM Investments Corp., with Switzerland-based Flughafen Zurich AG as O&M partner; and
- GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and India-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd., with Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. and GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. as O&M partners.
The submission of technical and financial proposals will be on Aug. 28.
The P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu airport project involves construction of a new terminal, rehabilitation of the existing facility and a 20-year O&M contract.
Airline-related firms were restricted from owning more than 33% of the participating consortium -- a rule the government adopted to avoid conflict of interest.