THE Ninoy Aquino International Terminal 3 is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2014 after the Philippine government and Takenaka Corp struck a deal whereby the Japanese contractor will complete and integrate the systems works for the hub.
Under the agreement, original subcontractor Takenaka will complete the works within 12 months, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said in a press release.
The works will include baggage handling, flight information displays, computer terminals, gate coordination, and fire protection systems, among others, the DOTC said.
“The full operation of Terminal 3 will allow a faster and more pleasant experience for passengers flying in and out of Manila,” the DOTC said.
“This will also boost the administration’s tourism efforts and make air travel more convenient and efficient, by doubling Terminal 3’s annual capacity to 13 million domestic and international passengers,” the agency said.
The rehabilitation and completion of works on Terminal 3 coincides with other DOTC projects that will further enhance the quality and safety of Philippine aviation.
These include the adoption of a world-class aviation system known as the CNS/ATM (Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) system, which is being implemented and will be fully operational by November 2015.
Other improvement projects for various airports across the country are the P434.5-million upgrading of night landing operations Project and the P258.9-million installation/upgrading of airfield lighting systems and upgrading of power supply systems project, both of which are being bid out by the transport agency.
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