CLARK, Pampanga – The government has chosen the Megawide-GMR Consortium to construct the new terminal of the Clark International Airport Terminal in Pampanga.
The said facility will be 100 square meters wide. Upon its completion, it is expected to help ease congestion at airports in Metro Manila.
A ground breaking ceremony was held earlier for the construction of the new terminal.
It was attended by several high-ranking government officials such as House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade and BCDA President Vince Dizon.
“We will now make the plans alive. We will grant the dream of Kapampangan residents of Tarlac, Zambales, and Central Luzon to have a premier international gateway in this area,” Department of Transportation (DOTr) Sec. Arthur Tugade said.
The new terminal of the Clark International Airport will be built in this area. The new terminal is expected to accommodate an additional of 8-million passengers, and would help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA.
“The expansion of Clark International will also expand connectivity growth and opportunities outside of imperial Manila. Clark and the surrounding areas as well as the pathways that link it to Metro Manila will enjoy wider, broader and access to tourism, trade, business work and even education,” House Speaker Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said.
The soon-to-be constructed new terminal of the Clark International Airport will be the 1st hybrid project under the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build project.
It is also considered as the fastest approved government infrastructure project.
“This project, our bid price is P9.36-million. We were given 30 months for this project so we look forward to commence early by next year,” GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. President Manuel Louie B. Ferrer said.
The construction of the new terminal will begin next year in accordance with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue