No challenger for San Miguel’s New Manila International Airport proposal

No other company bought the bidding documents and submitted a comparative proposal for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) to challenge San Miguel Holdings Corporation.

This was declared during the opening of bids today, July 31 in line with the Swiss Challenge set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

San Miguel was earlier granted the Original Proponent Status for its unsolicited proposal for the financing, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the NMIA.

With no challenger the DOTr will proceed to process the issuance of Notice of Award to San Miguel Holdings Corporation.

“The project aims to build a new international gateway with an ultimate design capacity of 100 million passengers annually. The NMIA is part of the “basket of solutions” of the DOTr to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA),” DOTr said.

“The NMIA is expected to be operational within four to six years from the start of construction, which is targeted before the end of this year,” it added.