February 21, 2007

Great things are happening at Clark! (2)

Clark airport expansion to cost P160M
02/20/2007 | 08:37 PM

CLARK, PAMPANGA – With the increasing influx of tourists into this special economic zone, the government will begin expanding the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport this year. The initial phase of the expansion is projected to cost P160 million.

Victor Jose I. Luciano, president and chief executive officer of the Clark International Airport Corp. said of the total cost, P68 million will be for the rehabilitation and expansion of the DMIA passenger terminal I alone. The rest of the amount will be for the purchase of modern equipment such as X-ray machines, baggage conveyor belts, etc.

Announcement of the rebidding schedule for the passenger terminal I will be made “before the end of February," he told GMANews.TV.

In the first bidding held last January 27, the winning bidder was not able to meet certain important requirements of the CIAC causing the government agency to declare the bidding a failure. He declined to reveal further details of the failed bidding.

This time, Luciano expressed confidence that the rebidding “will not fail as there are many bidders…. So far we have 10 (interested bidders) and they have good track records."

(More at GMANews TV. Photo of Chicos Luciano by Tetep Marasigan)

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