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The exterior of the building will be fixed as exterior ledges, walls, beams, pathways and pocket gardens undergo waterproofing works. Photo from Facebook page of Manila International Airport Authority.

Renovation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 is in full swing and expected to be completed early next year, according to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal.

“We started last September 2018 and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned. I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on our promise to finish everything by March next year,” Monreal said in a statement.

The project involves an architectural facelift that will see damaged floor finishes replaced, while the stained floor finishes in the arrival and departure passenger movement areas are to go through restoration and chemical cleaning.

Damaged ceilings will be replaced while 32 sets of skylight roofing will be repaired. Seismic/expansion joints in general areas, baggage claim area and elevated roadway are to be replaced as well.

Walls, columns, beams and soffit finishes at the arrival and departure passenger movement areas, aerobridge areas and elevated roadway are set for an upgrade.

Moreover, the glass doors at the pre-departure gates and fixed bridge gates will be replaced, and the metal frames, metal louvers and claddings will be cleaned and polished.

MIAA said a marked improvement will soon greet passengers as the departure check-in hall and the arrival baggage area are expanded. The work includes the construction of a drop wall; installation of structural framing; and installation of new glass wall panels and partitions, glass doors, and metal ceiling panels.

To complement the expansion of the departure check-in hall and the arrival baggage area, additional air-conditioning, power, lighting, fire protection, and electronic and communication systems will be installed. MIAA said a power room will have to be constructed to host additional power supply requirements for these additional installations.

As for the exterior of the building, it will have its share of fixing as exterior ledges, walls, beams, soffit, pathways and pocket gardens undergo waterproofing works.

Additional tubular bars at the bottom of existing railings will likewise be put in place for well-wishers.

At the same time, the flight information display system will be improved, and a new public address system implemented.

Prior to the rehabilitation project, MIAA added nine comfort rooms at the passenger movement areas last year.

“Given the spatial constraints that we have in Terminal 2 vis-a-vis the growing passenger traffic, we assure air travelers that we are doing all we can to be of better service to them. We appeal to all airport users to bear with us at this time,” Monreal said.

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