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GMR sans SkyTrax rating disqualified for Philippines airport

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

group, which is looking to bid for operations and Maintenance contract of Clark International in the has been disqualified as it does not have required ranking by SkyTrax, aninternational air rating organisation.

along with its partner Megawide Construction Corporation won the contract for the Clark

"We also confirm that Megawide's partner, GMR, is not qualified because of the requirement. Megawide is not currently looking for a new partner for the operation and management of Clark International

However, several operators have approached Megawide for a possible partnership,"Megawide said in a regulatory filing.

When contacted a said they are requesting the authorities concerned forchanges to the qualification criterionas the infra believes that it is one of the leading airport operators in the country.

"Both GMR and Megawide are evaluating the Clark O&M opportunity together.

In this context, we have requested changes to the qualification criterion in light of the fact that operates and airports, both of which are rated as the best airports in the world by Airports Council International in terms of (ASQ)," GMR told in an email reply.

As per the requirements earlier announced by theBases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) of the Philippines only those companies which have at least 3 years of experience in operating and maintaining an international airport

included in the latest list of the world's 20 best airports, among others can participate in the auction.

ASQ Survey is the preferred benchmark adopted by 340 airports across 85 countries.

The ASQ rankings are determined by Airports Council International through a scientific methodology.

Most airport concessions insist on meeting Airport service quality standards as specified by ACI."

GMR-Megawideamong other firms is in the race for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract of Clark International Airport (CIA) in province in the Philippines.

A company along with its partner, Manila-based Megawide was in December last year awarded the USD 250million (Engineering, Procurement, Construction ) contract in the southeast Asiannation.

The project scope involves design, construction, testingand commissioning of a new terminal with a capacity of eightmillion passengers per annum.

GMR-Megawide have started executing EPC contract and funds needed for the project have been tied up, the GMR said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:51 IST