As of June 30, the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of Clark International Airport (CRK) is 99.14% complete, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
“Under the “Build, Build, Build” Program of the Duterte Administration, construction work for the airport expansion project is being rolled out at an accelerated pace. And in the midst of the current pandemic, stringent health and safety measures were put in place, when work resumed,” DOTr said.
DOTr noted that the new PTB is envisioned to be the keystone in spurring economic progress and development in Central Luzon.
It added that once completed, the new terminal will boost the operational capacity of the CRK, and will triple its passenger volume from the current 4.2 million to 12.2 million annually.
“This development for the CRK, hailed as the “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway,” will not only help ease air traffic congestion at the NAIA, but will also pave way for the creation of job opportunities, and will bolster tourism and other socio-economic endeavors in the region,” DOTr said.