Japanese firm to complete NAIA 3 works

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said that it has signed an agreement with Takenaka Corp. of Japan for the latter to complete and integrate the system works for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3).

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DOTC said that under the terms of the agreement, Takenaka, the original subcontractor, will complete the works within 12 months, allowing NAIA 3 to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2014.

These works include baggage handling, flight information displays, computer terminals, gate coordination and fire protection systems, among others.

With this agreement in place, the DOTC commits to having NAIA 3 fully operational by August 2014. The full operation of NAIA 3 will allow a faster and more pleasant experience for passengers flying in and out of Manila.

Once completed, this will also boost the administration’s tourism efforts and make air travel more convenient and efficient, because NAIA3’s annual capacity will be doubled to 13 million domestic and international passengers.

The rehabilitation and completion of works on NAIA 3 coincides with other DOTC projects that will further enhance the quality and safety of Philippine aviation.

These include the adoption of a world-class aviation system known as the CNS/ATM (communications, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management) system, which is now being implemented and will be fully operational by November 2015.

Other improvement projects for various airports across the country are the P434.5-million Upgrading of Night Landing Operations Project and the P258.9-million Installation/Upgrading of Airfield Lighting Systems and Upgrading of Power Supply Systems Project, both of which are currently being bidded out by DOTC.

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