MANILA, Philippines – The government is set to bid out P434.5 million-worth of contracts for upgrading night landing operations in 8 airports across the country.
The lack of night landing services in provincial airports limit the timing of flights airlines could mount, and contribute to the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila since flights have to scheduled only during daytime.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) released an invitation to bid on Friday, April 19. The contracts are for supplying communications equipment, meteorological instruments and power supply systems.
“This situation shows positive growth in the country’s economy; however congestion of arriving and departing aircraft in Manila’s premier airport is a dilemma of the air transport sector and needs to be addressed by the DOTC and CAAP,” the invitation to bid read.
The contracts cover airports in:
The two agencies are looking to bid out the installation and upgrading of airﬁeld lighting systems and communication and meteorological systems. A pre-bid conference is scheduled for May 6. Opening of bids, on the other hand, will happen on June 5.
The agencies also plan to bid out contracts for aiports in Roxas, Dipolog, Ozamis, and Busuanga. The P16 million contract covers the supply, delivery, installation and training for the use of the meteorological instruments. The two agencies open the project for bids on June 6.
The DOTC and CAAP will also bid out a P258.9 million contract for upgrading the power supply systems in Busuanga, Cotabato, Dipolog, Ozamis, and Roxas. The opening of bids will happen on June 7. – Rappler.com