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DOTr sets record straight on NAIA project

A ranking official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarified the issue over the Ninoy Aquino International Expansion Project.

In an official statement, DOTr Undersecretary For Planning Engineer Ruben S. Reinoso Jr. said this is is to clarify circulating “misinformed” reports on the unsolicited proposal of the NAIA Expansion project.

Reinoso further said:

“Allow us to set the record straight, once and for all, that there is no contract awarded yet, or any agreement decided upon, on the NAIA Expansion project. The proposal is still to be evaluated and approved by the National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC) and the NEDA Board.

“The Manila International Airports Authority (MIAA), as the primary grantor for the unsolicited proposal, will be the contracting party to the concession agreement, if approved by the ICC and the NEDA Board.

“The Department of Transportation (DOTr), as mother agency of the MIAA, only endorsed the proposal to the NEDA ICC, as required under NEDA ICC protocols.

“Please be informed that the MIAA will only start negotiating with the proponent once the terms have already been defined and approved by the NEDA Board.”

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Jun I. Legaspi
Reporter, People's Tonight