PPA updates on the modernization project of the North Harbor

August 26, 2009 10:50 am 

MANILA, Aug. 26 — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) for the public bidding for the development, management, operation and maintenance of the Manila North Harbor (MNH) is still subject to bid evaluation and post qualification.

The SBAC conducted the opening of bids last August 20.

The submitted bid proposals of the lone eligible bidder, Harbour Centre Port Terminals, Inc. (HCPTI) and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) Joint Venture which passed the preliminary examination of bids, is still subject to bid evaluation and post qualification to be conducted by the Technical Working Group of the SBAC within a 15-day period from the opening of bids.

The modernization of the MNH shall ensure the development of modern port terminal facilities and the provision of state-of-the-art equipment which is expected to result in more efficient port services which will redound to the benefit of the port users and the general public as well.

The MNH, as privatized, will only cater to domestic cargoes and will not compete with the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), Asian Terminal Inc. (ATI), terminal operators of Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and South Harbor, respectively, in the handling of foreign cargoes.(PNA) LDV/LBV

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