TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade outlined the government’s airport roadmap to include multiple airports connecting Bulacan, Cavite, and NCR.
“The government direction is multiple airport,” he said in an interview with The Chiefs on One News “You put that in Bulacan where there is unsolicited proposal or you develop Sangley. Once you have Bulacan and Sangley, and then you have NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) and you develop Clark. Meron kang (You have) multiple airport. Ngayon, pag nadevelop ang Bulacan at ‘pag nadevelop ‘yung Sangley, boss, you will have a prime real estate there dun sa NAIA.” (Now, if Bulacan is developed and Sangley is developed, you will have prime real estate in NAIA.)
Mr. Tugade also cited standard conditions which include no sovereign guarantee, no subsidy in all forms, and no contractual commitment to transfer flights to other airports.
“Having said that, what we are trying to create is…an environment that is dictated by market. Economic forces decide that,” he said.
The consortium of seven submitted an unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate NAIA. It is composed of Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp., Alliance Global Group, Inc., Asia’s Emerging Dragon Corp., Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments, Corp.
Singapore-based Changi Airports International Private Ltd. is its technical partner. — Vann Marlo Villegas