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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

Arianespace
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RSA confirmed this weekend his airport still a go. Just suffering some hiccup at the moment. Apparently instigated by NAIA consortium. Corporate wars?
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

frequentflier
There are now pictures of an island in Bulacan where the NMIA is supposed to rise. Wonder how long it would take for the land to settle.
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BACSEZFA Veto

Eurest
I received a message from that other forum via e-mail about NMIA

Afaik it was the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone Freeport Authority that was vetoed, the Airport and Airport City are under another bill.
The veto doesn't affect investors for the airport or airlines interested in NMIA, HB 7575 was in fact pointed out as problematic in certain feasibility studies.
The sister of the current President tried to modify to make it under the purview of the CREATE law, but apparently was not enough.

The fmr Iloilo Congresswoman Garin's bill had interesting provisions, like the one allowing for a 200,000USD Investor VISA that even covered the lands "alongside" the Airport and Airport City

CRK is still northern Luzon centric
NMIA is Metro Manila's new
SGL is still South Luzon and PR's Hub

If London has Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, City, Stansted & Southend but have half the population, the island of Luzon may need more than 3
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Re: BACSEZFA Veto

Arianespace
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By the way, before it is misunderstood further, NMIA is a government airport, operated by private operator SMC. Its operational control extends only to airport operations. The rest of the reclaimed lands belongs to the government, to which SMC has long term leases. Portions of the reclaimed lands are part of the proposed SEZ.

Well, some bright guys in Congress wanted to have shares of the pie too. Accordingly, they were given advances by a real estate company not SMC related in the form of election contributions to have the deal approved. If you read the bill its really distasteful.
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New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

Arianespace
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Another break and leak news.

Incheon Airport is going to be the airport operator of NMIA.
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

chowpau
Arianespace wrote
Another break and leak news.

Incheon Airport is going to be the airport operator of NMIA.
Isn't that they signed MOU in 2018?
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

XWB_flyer
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Arianespace wrote
Another break and leak news.

Incheon Airport is going to be the airport operator of NMIA.
Intresting since Clark International Airport will be managed by LIPAD which included Singapore Changi Airport while NMIA will be with SMC and Incheon Airport Corporation, which isn't to surprising since both had an MOU in 2021!

Just hope the PTB will have filipino then korean.
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

Arianespace
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MOU isn't contract. Its like LOI when you purchase a plane. Now it seems they are going to sign it.
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

JNC03
A post claiming NMIA project is on hold, any news about it?
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

Arianespace
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If that kind of post begins to appear here, then you should be alarmed.
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Re: New Manila International Airport (NMIA)

Gustavo J Oppenheimer
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Nope not true, in fact they will commence development of airside facilities next year

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/03/16/2340873/smc-start-bulacan-airport-development-2025
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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

Solblanc
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I get the feeling that the progress on NMIA will get so much slower.

DOTR mentioned that land works in Bulacan should be done by Q1 this year, so airport construction should start this year. But now airport construction is starting next year.

When the subway station at T3 comes online, NAIA will become even more valuable. Not to mention that Clark’s NSCR link might be finished before NMIA opens. Anyway, only time will tell if SMC can really pull off their grandiose plans.
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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

Arianespace
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Don't think so. Their construction pace on the airport project is even ahead by 3 months. Talking about aerocity though is a different matter altogether.

According to Boskalis this is their project schedule

Preparatory work is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021 with the land development project expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
https://boskalis.com/press/press-releases-and-company-news/boskalis-receives-eur-1-5-billion-land-development-project-for-manila-international-airport-in-the-philippines
Structures should rise by the third quarter of 2024,” Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista said
https://www.bworldonline.com/the-nation/2023/11/05/555544/nmia-land-devt-surpasses-75/
To have that in perspective, this is the airport project


The remaining outline is what Boskalis has to complete. Judging from the latest, this is how NMIA looks like now. It is almost done


https://youtu.be/0WWBdl8sfUI?t=192
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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

Arianespace
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This is the best up close and personal video taken so far this week.

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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

Arianespace
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According to Usec. Tim Batan the key indicators for NAIA traffic is off by 10 million passengers due to Covid pandemic. It was suppose to handle 55mpa in 2024. Its unlikely NAIA can achieve that this year. Its traffic projection in 2023 is basically where SMC started the contract in 2018.  That bought SMC effectively 5 years deviation. Not fault of SMC really. Its in the Concession Agreement. Yet they ask extension for only 2 years. Perhaps aware of the pax spike in the next 3 years when new terminal is completed.
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Re: NAIA O&M Contract

Gustavo J Oppenheimer
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https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/07/15/2370147/rsa-deliver-more-agreed/amp/


[Bautista (who was present in the meeting with the President) revealed that RSA informed the President that contrary to speculations that work on the Bulacan airport would likely slow down while the SMC-led Consortium rehabilitates NAIA, work on the Bulacan airport is proceeding “full blast in terms of land development.”

RSA confidently told the President that they would be able to operate two runways before the end of the term of the President, Bautista said.

The DOTr Secretary pointed out that based on the government’s calculations, the projected 62-million passenger capacity of NAIA in a short five years would already be used even as NAIA capacity is already hitting 150,000 passengers a day for all four terminals.

Pre-pandemic, the capacity was already at 135,000 to 145,000 passengers, but this went down when the COVID pandemic hit. By June 2022, Bautista said, capacity had increased to around 110,000 to 150,000 a day.

All four terminals were designed to accommodate 32 million passengers, Bautista said, but actual usage is already hitting 50-million capacity that results in congestion and complaints from travelers that the airport’s air conditioning facility is warm and inadequate.

“It’s all full na, so we really need to open Bulacan... so we told SMC not to slow down construction of Bulacan,” Bautista said.

RSA, however, in a recent interview admitted encountering a sand shortage problem for the land filling activities of the Bulacan airport.]

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