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DOTr exec clarifies issue on NAIA expansion plan

A RANKING official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued a clarification statement regarding the Ninoy Aquino International Expansion Project.

“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,” said DOTr Undersecretary For Planning Engineer Ruben S. Reinoso Jr. in a statement.

“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,” the statement added.

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Jun I. Legaspi
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