MACTAN, Cebu — President Aquino said the government has entered into an agreement with a new contractor to finish the remaining work on the Ninoy Aquino International and make it fully operational by the end of 2013.
He said the government has signed a deal with the Japanese firm Takenaka Corp. to make the airport fully operational in about one and a half years of work on such as areas as baggage handling, fire alarm system, flight information and closed circuit television system.
“There’s a memorandum of understanding already with the Takenaka group to finish the portion of the work left,” said Aquino during his brief visit to Cebu.
Construction of the new terminal, known as NAIA-3, started in 1997 and opened to domestic flight in 2008. In December 2004, the government expropriated the terminal project through an order of the Pasay City regional trial court.
The government took over the terminal after paying P3 billion to the previous contractor. Last year, the government announced that the new terminal would be fully operational by 2011, but later lowered their estimate to 50 percent operational in that year.
Aquino said that the completed airport would have 34 air bridges and 20 contact gates that would accommodate 28 planes simultaneously and serve at least 33,000 passengers from international and domestic flights daily.
Only about half of the airport is operational as the other half remains closed for structural repairs on part of the building’s ceiling which collapsed in March 2007.
Legal issues were also raised on the NAIA 3 after the Supreme Court rescinded the contract between the Philippine government and the airport’s contractors led by the Philippine International Air Terminals Co.
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