Filinvest-Changi consortium eyes Cebu airport proj
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - May 21, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Filinvest Development Corp. has joined forces with Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, operator of the world’s best airport, in a bid to expand and upgrade the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) into a world-class aviation gateway.

The Filinvest-Changi Airport consortium is one of seven bidders for the P17.5-billion MCIA project which is under the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The project is aimed at converting the country’s second major airport into a world class passenger terminal that can accommodate up to eight million travellers a year. The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is scheduled to announce this month, the list of qualified bidders.

Changi was recently named the World’s Best Airport, Best Airport in Asia, and the Best Airport for Leisure Amenities at the 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Geneva, Switzerland. The award was based on the results of a satisfaction survey with more than 12 million airport customers in 160 countries as respondents. Skytrax, the world’ top airport award-giving body, also bestowed the best airport award on Changi Airport in 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Lee Seow Hiang, chief executive officers of the Changi Airport Group, attributed the latest recognition to the efficiency and security that passengers experience in Changi Airport. Changi bested 395 airports worldwide as passengers expressed satisfaction with its check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration and departure services. The airport has won more than 390 awards since 1981, including 23 ‘Best’ awards in 2011.

Filinvest is a leading property developer with almost 50 years of experience in providing well-crafted homes, medium-rise and high-rise building projects, inspiring townships and vibrant cities.

With its motto, “We Build the Filipino Dream,” Filinvest has provided homes for more than 140,000 families through more than 100 projects nationwide.

Among its major current projects is the one that the company and the Cebu City government are developing – the 50.5-hectare Citta De Mare residential and leisure project in the South Road Properties.

In Manila, the company’s prime developments include Filinvest City, a modern metropolis that sprawls over 244 hectares of prime property in Alabang, Muntinlupa; and timberland Heights, a 677-hectare ecological-sustainable development in Rizal that boasts of themed communities and an exclusive country club.

 

 

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