Philippines' San Miguel says to propose $10 bln Manila airport

MANILA, March 25 Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:01pm EDT

MANILA, March 25 (Reuters) - San Miguel Corp, the Philippines' most diversified conglomerate, is planning to present a proposal to the government soon for a new $10 billion airport in the capital, its president said on Tuesday.

Ramon Ang confirmed a Nikkei report that the company was set to present its plan for an alternative international airport in Manila next month. He confirmed the report in a text message to Reuters.

The group, which also owns a portion of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, announced last year its intention to build a new facility to replace the ageing airport currently in used. It delayed the plan pending questions on state policy on airline companies operating airports. (Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco; Editing by Paul Tait)