MANILA, Philippines — Before 2014 ends, renovations to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be completed, doubling the capacity of the airport to 13 million passengers.
According to Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, the P1.9 billion rehabilitation of the terminal will be completed by the Takenaka Corp. by August 2014.
The project involves the completion and integration of NAIA Terminal 3 systems works, including baggage handling, flight information displays, computer terminals, gate coordination, and fire protection systems.
The NAIA 3 upgrade is expected to boost the administration’s goal of 10 million tourist arrivals by 2016. From 37,000 passengers, NAIA 3 will be able to handle a daily flow of 75,000 foreign and domestic passengers.
The project is the only one of many that the DOTC is taking to improve Philippine aviation. -Rappler.com