Following several months of reviewing various legal questions raised by a bidder in connection with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport project, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) finally awarded the 25-year concession to the GMR-Megawide Consortium yesterday, 4 April 2014.
“Amidst all the noise drummed up in different forums the past few months, the DOTC has allowed nothing but the law and the country’s interests to matter in awarding the project. Finally, Cebuanos will soon get the world-class airport they deserve – one that will not only boost the province’s economy and tourism industry, but the whole country’s as well,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.
“This project should have been done at least a decade ago, so there is no more time to waste. We have resolved all issues, we are ready to defend our decision, and it is now time to push forward on Daang Matuwid by delivering our services to the people,” Sagcal added.