Philippine Airports Should Be Privatized,Said Government

Philippine Airports Should Be Privatized,Said Government

The government is set to bid out the operations and maintenance of eight major Philippine Airports, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport NAIA and Clark International Airport, a Cabinet official revealed on Tuesday.

During the Philippine Economic Briefing in Pasay City, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya disclosed that the government will bid out the operations and maintenance component of the Airports before President Benigno Aquino III’s term ends in 2016.

Aside from NAIA and Clark, the Airports that will be up for privatization are

Laguindingan Airport,
Panglao Airport,
Puerto Princesa Airport,
Davao Airport,
Iloilo Airport,
Bacolod Airport,
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has given the green light for the Laguindingan and Panglao, while feasibility studies are in the process for NAIA and Clark.

In the next NEDA Board meeting, the four other [airports] are due for approval. We see no problem with that,” Abaya told reporters.
The operations and maintenance will be bid out separately and not bundled.

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