The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has reported that the development of Clark International Airport (CRK) new passenger terminal building is almost complete.
“The construction of the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of Clark International Airport (CRK) now stands at 99.91% overall progress rate, as of 31 August 2020,” DOTr said.
DOTr said that the airport expansion project has been implemented at an accelerated pace, in line with the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” Infrastructure Program.
“Despite the disruption and challenge brought about by the current pandemic, construction work continues to roll, with strict health and safety protocols in place, to guarantee and protect the welfare of the workers and other project stakeholders,” it said,
The new passenger terminal building is expected to commence operations January 2021.
“Hailed as the “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway,” the development of CRK will not only pave the way in decongesting air traffic at the NAIA, but will also play a vital role in fast tracking the economic development of Central Luzon, opening doors of opportunities for job creation, and stimulating tourism and socio-economic activities in the region,” DOTr said.
It added that “once the airport is completed, the operational capacity of the CRK will get a huge boost, and its passenger volume will have a triple increase, from the current 4.2 million to 12.2 million annually.”