PH gov't to upgrade 6 airports, bidding to commence in June

The Philippine government has announced plans to upgrade six airports as part of a larger initiative involving 15 Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, valued at $14 billion.

According to a report from PhilStar, the bidding process is set to begin in June.

Cosette Canilao, the executive director of the PPP Center, shared insights on the sidelines of the Philippines-France Conference held recently:

We believe we can roll out these 15 projects within the next 12 months.

The following airports are slated for upgrades:

  • Laguindingan Airport: Operation and maintenance (O&M) budgeted at $354 million
  • New Bohol (Panglao) Airport: O&M budgeted at $52 million
  • Puerto Princesa Airport: O&M budgeted at $71.13 million
  • Davao Airport: O&M budgeted at $476.39 million
  • Bacolod Airport: O&M budgeted at $208.98 million
  • Iloilo Airport: O&M budgeted at $322.34 million

This initiative represents a significant investment in the country’s aviation infrastructure and is expected to greatly enhance the operational efficiency of these airports.