Megawide-GMR Consortium Submits $3-Billion Proposal to Expand NAIA

One of India's leading infrastructure company, GMR Infrastructure Ltd., will worked with the Megawide Construction Corporation through a consortium submitted a $3-Billion (approximately P150 billion) proposal to expand and rehabilitate the country's main international gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City.

The P150-billion proposal of GMR-Megawide is lower and the development is shorter compared to the P350-billion proposal of the NAIA super consortium, becaus it does not involve the construction of the third NAIA runway proposed by the NAIA Super Consortium.

According to GMR-Megawide, their proposal is anchored on resolving what the group perceives as he main issue faced by NAIA, limited airfield capacity which curtails its capability to accommodate more flights. Louies Ferrer, representative of the consortium was quoted as saying "This (limited capacity) also has a reduced ability to control delays related to aircraft movement, thereby worsening terminal congestion,” said Louie Ferrer, representative of the consortium.

The Philippines main gateway has two runways, operating at a maximum capacity of 40 aircraft landing and take-off movements per hour. Its terminal handled 42 million passengers last year which is beyond its ideal capacity of 30 million passengers.

The proposed investment will be spent for the improvement of NAIA’s airside, terminal and landside and will be done in three phases. 

Based upon the plans of GMR-Megawide Consortium, the first phase involves improving NAIA’s airside capacity and implementing terminal improvements in the first one  to two years. The second phase in years three to four will equip NAIA world-class efficiency standards by introducing key performance measures. The last phase involves building for future capacity.

Once the GMR-Megawide consortium wins the bid, immediately upon takeover, they will initiate capacity enhancement of the airside infrastructure which includes but  not limited to the construction of full-length parallel taxiways for both runways, construction of additional rapid-exit taxiways  for the primary runway; extension of the secondary runway and; provision of the maximum number of aircraft stands.

GMR-Megawide believes these solutions will increase NAIA’s airfield capacity to 950 to 1,000 aircraft movements per day, a 30 to 35 percent  increase from the current 730 aircraft movements per day.

Source: PNA

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