“This marks a significant achievement for GMR as it delivers the second project in Philippines after developing Mactan Cebu International Airport – the second largest airport of Philippines,” the airport company said in a release.
Despite the challenge posed by COVID pandemic, the joint venture of GMR Group and Megawide Construction Corporation delivered a new passenger terminal building of 112,000 square meters in a record time of 24 months. It is one of the fastest completed projects in the Philippines and first project of the Philippines Government under the Hybrid Public-Private partnership (PPP) framework, the company further added.
“We feel proud to be part of President Duterte’s ‘Build-Build-Build Program’ through the development of Clark Airport and would very keen to further contribute in growth of aviation sector of the country through more projects. We are delighted to have been able to complete the new passenger terminal building in a record time of 24 months and hand over to BCDA successfully. Adhering to GMR’s concept to showcase local culture at the airport, the new terminal will give a rich feel of the Philippine culture. It has been designed and constructed using the latest innovative technologies and as per international standards and environmental best practices,” Srinivas Bommidala, Chairman, Energy & International Airports, was quoted in the release.
CIA is being positioned as an alternative to decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. It has the potential to emerge as a future destination for direct flights to and from India.
The size of the present terminal building is around 40,000 square metre. With this enormous terminal infrastructure, CIA will be able to handle around 8 million passengers per annum (MPPA) from present 4 MPPA. The capacity of this terminal can be further expanded to handle 12-16 MPPA.
The parking area of CIA’s newly constructed passenger terminal building can accommodate about 4,500 vehicles. The terminal has 18 Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBB) and 48 check-in counters.
The construction conglomerate was awarded the EPC contract following an International Competitive Bidding in December 2017. GMR-Megawide had outbid six others, including two Chinese consortia, in the fray with the lowest bid and signed the agreement with BCDA, which is a government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Philippines in January 2018. IFC (World Bank) intermediated transparent and internationally competitive project selection process.
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1 Comment on this Story
Ravie Gupta33 days ago
positive news for this company.