Gov't to sign $45-M deal with Takenaka for NAIA-3

Posted at 01/15/13 4:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Transportation department will be signing a $45 million contract with Japan's Takenaka Corp. for the completion of the remaining civil works at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3), eyed within the year.

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the government is eyeing to sign the contract with Takenaka within the week so works at the NAIA-3 can be started as early as January.

"Hopefully we can sign this week so we could finish the commission and rehabilitation of the 23 systems within the year," Abaya said.

Part of the civil works include the delivery of 23 airport systems, such as the baggage handling and reconciliation system, a flight information display system, a building management system, local area network, a fire alarm and protection system, and passenger loading bridges.

After the works at NAIA-3 are completed, the terminal is expected to better serve up to 33,000 passengers daily or 6,000 passengers an hour.

NAIA-3 would also have 34 air bridges and 20 contact gates that will allow servicing of 28 planes simultaneously.