DOTC awards contracts for 4 airport projects-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded infrastructure contracts for the execution of various civil works at four airports in the Visayas and Mindanao.
The contract for the Semi-Permanent Airport Terminal Project at the Puerto Princesa Airport was awarded to D.G. Sarmenta Construction in the amount of P 21,495,653.43, which is lower than the bid ceiling of P 22,682,431.07, said DOTC spokesman Migs Sagcal.
"This will improve passenger convenience by allowing the airport to meet increasing tourist arrivals in the meantime that long-term upgrades are being done," he said, adding "we are aiming for this to be up by summer next year.”
The other airport projects include the Dipolog Airport Development Project, Zamboanga Airport Development Project, and Catarman Airport Development Project.
The Dipolog project was awarded to V.T. Lao Construction in the amount of P 26,695,751.89. The bid ceiling was originally set at P 34,256,439.56. The project involves the construction of river protection and runway strip grade correction.
The Zamboanga project was given to Advance Tech Construction & Trading Corporation in the amount of P 5,738,808.80. The bid ceiling was originally set at P 6,019,216.26. The project involves creek de-siltation; de-clogging of box culvert; and construction of a steel strainer.
The Catarman project was awarded to Vesa Engineering and Construction in the amount of P 7,520,088.88. The bid ceiling was originally set at P7,563,953.07. It covers asphalt overlay of the runway and construction of the perimeter fence.
Sagcal said that the transport agency has saved over P9 million from these projects, which the government can now use to accelerate spending in order to boost the country’s economy through the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP). (SDR/Sunnex)