Construction and engineering group Megawide Construction Corp. may sign up within the next few days a new foreign airport operator as partner in its bid for the hotly-contested Clark International Airport operation and management (O&M) project.
GMR of India, Megawide’s first choice and its existing partner in the Mactan-Cebu project, has been disqualified from the upcoming Clark O&M bidding on July 20 due to a requirement that the technical partner must be among the top airport operators as rated by United Kingdom-based consultancy
Skytrax, which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site.
Megawide has disputed this requirement, arguing that the Skytrax rating was based on online polls and not based on the opinion of aviation experts. It said this was also not a major requirement in major airport projects around the world.