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Clark airport passenger terminal building nearly complete

Jonas Reyes

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Once finished by mid-2020, the Passenger Terminal Building of the Clark International Airport is seen to boost the current passenger capacity from 4.2 million to 12.2 million passengers annually. (DOTr Facebook)

The new Passenger Terminal Building of the Clark International Airport (CRK) will be fully operational by mid-2020.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Jim C. Sydiongco said the construction is now 93.31 percent complete.

Site preparation works, earth works, foundation and substructure works, superstructure works, hollow core slab and the roof structure and sheeting have been completed, added Sydiongco during the recent Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastructure Program for Airport Development (iLIPAD) Conference 2020.

“Ongoing works which are in various stages of completion include the exterior finishes, ancillary facilities, specialist systems and equipment and landside works,” said Sydiongco.  “Once finished, the new PTB will boost and triple the current passenger capacity from 4.2 million to 12.2 million passengers annually.”

A railway system that will connect the PTB to Tutuban, Manila, will partially operate on the fourth quarter of 2021.

“The development at CRK is seen not just to help decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport but also to generate various jobs and push for economic growth in North and Central Luzon,” said Sydiongco.

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