The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Takenaka Corporation of Japan, for the latter to complete and integrate the systems works for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
Under the terms of the agreement, Takenaka, the original subcontractor, will complete the works within 12 months, allowing Terminal 3 to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2014. These works include baggage handling, flight information displays, computer terminals, gate coordination, and fire protection systems, among others.
With this agreement in place, the DOTC commits to having Terminal 3 fully operational by August 2014.
The full operation of Terminal 3 will allow a faster and more pleasant experience for passengers flying in and out of Manila. 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 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 now being implemented and will be fully operational by November 2015.
Other improvement projects for various airports across the country are the P 434.5-Million Upgrading of Night Landing Operations Project and the P 258.9-Million Installation/Upgrading of Airfield Lighting Systems and Upgrading of Power Supply Systems Project, both of which are currently being bid out by the transport agency.