Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Bukidnon Airport site development secures Notice To Proceed

The proposed Bukidnon Airport will be located in Maray-Maray, Don Carlos, Bukidnon and it will have a 2.65-kilometer runway, capable of accommodating turbo propeller aircraft operations.
UPDATE: Bukidnon Airport site development secures Notice To Proceed
360 days has been given to complete the site development
Bukidnon Airport site development secures Notice To Proceed
360 days has been given to complete the site development
Groundwork is about go green light for Bukidnon Airport as Notice to Proceed has been served to Unimasters Conglomeration Incorporated, the contractor for site development for the said project.

Here's a copy of Notice To Proceed letter signed by Manuel Tamayo, Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports.

Screenshot from Department of Transportation (DOTR) document

The proposed Bukidnon Airport will be located in Maray-Maray, Don Carlos, Bukidnon and it will have a 2.65-kilometer runway, capable of accommodating turbo propeller aircraft operations.

Set to be completed o 2022, the airport will be serving the entire province of Bukidnon and the nearby provinces of North-Central Mindanao such as North Cotabato, Davao del Norte, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and even Davao del Sur, as posted by Department of Transportation in their Facebook page post.

The actual blue print of the airport project had been posted by Mindanao Economic Boom last August 2017.

LOOK: Actual blueprint of the Bukidnon Airport Project released by the Department of Transportation.

Posted by Mindanao Economic Boom on Monday, August 14, 2017


On November 8, 2018, invitation to bid had been released for the said project. By January 2019, Notice of Award has been given to Unimasters Conglomeration Incorporated. Contract had been signed between the government and the private contractor on May 14, 2019. Screenshot below is an excerpt of the said document pertaining to the contract signed.

Screenshot from Department of Transportation (DOTR) document

Unimasters Conglomeration Incorporated is categorized as class "AAA" by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB). The company was participating in international bidding against foreign contractors. Most of its construction contracts were jointly financed by the Philippine Government and foreign lending institutions such as ADB, IBRD and OECF (later changed to JBIC).

Unimasters Conglomeration Incorporated has been given 360 days to complete the site development.

BY KEN TERRADO
Ken Terrado currently volunteers as one of the admins of Mindanao Economic Boom. He is also contributing for other blogs about developments. He likes to read Newsweek, Time Magazine, and international news.

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