According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), under the flagship “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, the accelerated pace of construction of the new Passenger Terminal Building of Clark International Airport (CRK) has made it possible to register a 90.14% completion rate as of November 2019.
“To date, the site preparation works for the new PTB are completed, as well as the earth works, foundations and substructure works, superstructure works, and hollow core slab,” DOTr said on December 13.
It added that exterior finishes, internal building works, utility building works, and electrical systems are all in various stages of completion.
“Landside works are also being expedited which include the terminal forecourt/elevated road, main access road, secondary access road, passenger car parks, employee car park rental car park, taxi buffer area, bus station, and ancillary facilities (vehicle control post),” DOTr noted.
“Once completed by mid-2020, Clark International Airport will see a boost in its operational capacity from 4.2 million passengers to 12.2 million passengers annually, which will enable it to help alleviate congestion at the NAIA and significantly enhance air connectivity in the region,” it said.
DOTr explained that the new PTB is envisioned to be the pivot in the rapid development of New Clark City in Central Luzon.