Kalibo airport upgrade to cost P206-M

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 04 2014 08:33 PM | Updated as of Sep 05 2014 04:33 AM

MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting interested bidders to submit their bids to upgrade the Kalibo airport, which is estimated to cost P206 million.

The project involves the construction of a new apron and two-stab taxiways, and the installation of apron flood lights.

The DOTC is giving interested bidders until September 26 to submit their bids.

Prospective bidders are required to at least be 75 percent owned by Filipinos and must have an experience of having completed at least one contract worth at least 50 percent of the approved budget for contract of the project.

According to the DOTC, it will conduct an open competitive bidding using non-discretionary pass/fail criteria specified in the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9184, also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

The Kalibo International Airport serves as an alternative gateway to Boracay island.

Another airport serving the popular tourist spot is the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan, which is operated by San Miguel Corp.

The Boracay Tourism Field Office is targeting a 10-percent increase in tourist arrivals in Boracay this year.