Sangley airport proponents get fresh 90-day extension
The provincial government of Cavite has granted the request of MacroAsia and China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) for a 90 -day extension immediately after commercial air travel resumes between the Philippines and China to comply with all the conditions of the notice of selection and award.
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Sangley airport proponents get fresh 90-day extension
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. and its Chinese partner have been given another extension to complete their post-qualification requirements for the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project due to ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The provincial government of Cavite has granted the request of MacroAsia and China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) for a 90 -day extension immediately after commercial air travel resumes between the Philippines and China to comply with all the conditions of the notice of selection and award.

“The consortium was able to make partial submission of documents as required per notice of award,” said Jesse Grepo, legal officer of the Cavite government’s public-private partnership selection committee.

“However, considering the continuing adverse impact of COVID-19 and in the exigency of service, the request for extension of 90 days immediately after air travel resumes between China and Philippines to comply with all the conditions of the notice of award is granted,” he said.

Grepo said the extension was granted subject to the firm commitment of the consortium to fully comply with the requirements on or before the new deadline.

The MacroAsia-CCCC team has already failed to meet its deadline for the third time last Sept. 9 due to persisting challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consortium was given last April a two-month extension or until June 11 within which to submit their post qualification documents, but it asked for more time to submit the requirements.

It was then again granted by the Cavite government a 90-day extension in June, or until Sept. 9.

MacroAsia earlier said it has been completing the qualification documents for the award but the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the processes, including the completion of joint venture documents prior to any signing of legal or financial contracts.

The SPIA project was awarded by the provincial government of Cavite in February.

The first phase 1 of the project, amounting to $4 billion, involves the development of an interim first runway with an annual design capacity for 25 million passengers and the new Sangley connector road and bridge,

The second phase will expand the development for a second runway, with an annual design capacity for 75 million passengers.

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