The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Board, headed by headed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, has granted Original Proponent Status (OPS) to Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation for Davao International Airport and Mega 7 Construction Corporation to the Kalibo International Airport (KIA).
The said firms are eyeing to expand and maintain the respected airports in their proposals.
The OPS will still need final nod of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and will still need to undergo Swiss challenge.
“The Chelsea Logistics Holdings submitted its PhP49-billion unsolicited proposal (USP) to the DOTr on 28 May 2018, while Mega 7 Construction Corporation sent their USP of PhP3.8-billion on 6 August 2018,” DOTr said.
“The OPS granted to Chelsea Logistics Holdings will be for the operation, maintenance and expansion of the Davao International Airport. It will also offer a new technology to enhance passenger experience and an airport operator which captures data to deliver efficient operations,” it added. “Meanwhile, the OPS given to Mega 7 Construction will be for the operation, maintenance and upgrade of facilities and systems in the Kalibo International Airport.”
DOTr noted that both proposals will also include the expansion of Passenger Terminal Buildings and a concession period for 30 years.