Duterte tells giant-killers GMR-Megawide: You can have all the airports you want
President Rodrigo Duterte gave a massive endorsement to Megawide-GMR after getting wowed by sleek Mactan-Cebu International Airport built by the Filipino-Indian construction consortium.
“You have a very good track record. Basta bidding lang, walang problema. You can have all the airports you want,” said Duterte in a speech during the inaguration of the 12.2 million-passengers-a-year Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 Thursday.
Duterte said he doesn not mind if Megawide-GMR would also handle the further expansion of the Cebu airport.
Last year, Megawide-GMR offered made an unsolicited offer to build a second runway and a third passenger terminal in Cebu worth P208-billion.
“The one who build this will be the one to do it because he won the bidding. And nakita ko naman that he deserves recognition actually. Maganda ang pagkagawa eh,” said Duterte.
“I don’t mind spending more basta lahat pupunta sa… You know to make it more beautiful for the people to appreciate their money, importante ‘yan,” he added.