DOTC awards contract for Puerto Princesa airport terminal
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded the contract for the semi-permanent airport terminal project at Puerto Princesa Airport to D.G. Sarmenta Construction.
In a statement, the DOTC said D.G. Sarmenta submitted a bid of P21.49 million, lower than the bid ceiling of P22.68 million.
"This will improve passenger convenience by allowing the airport to meet increasing tourist arrivals in the meantime that long-term upgrades are being done," said DOTC Spokesperson Migs Sagcal.
Sagcal said the semi-permanent terminal is expected to be open by next summer, in time for the busy tourist season. Palawan has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.
The DOTC also awarded improvement contracts for three other airports.
The Dipolog Airport Development Project was awarded to V.T. Lao Construction, which bid P26.69 million, much lower than the ceiling set at P34.25 million. The project involves the construction of river protection and runway strip grade correction.
The Zamboanga Airport Development Project was awarded to Advance Tech Construction & Trading Corporation, which bid P5.73 million. The ceiling was set at P6.01 million.
The Catarman Airport Development Project was awarded to Vesa Engineering and Construction, which bid P7.5 million. The project involves asphalt overlay of the runway and construction of the perimeter fence at the airport.