Clark airport’s new passenger terminal completed
The Megawide GMR Construction Joint venture has officially turned over the new passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
In a symbolic turn over ceremony, the DOTr and BCDA then turned over its operations and maintenance to the Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, the operator of Clark International Airport.
The new passenger terminal building can accommodate 8 million passengers in its opening year, almost tripling the airport’s capacity from the current 4.2 million to 12.2 million annually.
The 110,000 square-meter Clark International Airport new passenger terminal building is a joint project of DOTr and BCDA and is the first hybrid public-private partnership (PPP) project under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.
It is located within the Civil Aviation Complex of the Clark Freeport Zone where its construction is the first phase of the airport’s expansion.
DPWH builds Balamban road slope protection along slide-prone area
A slide-prone portion of Cebu – Balamban – Transcentral Highway is now much safer with the recent completion of a slope protection project along the road in Barangay Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu.
A report from DPWH Cebu 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO) said that the newly-completed project involves the construction of a road slope protection structure measuring 229 meters by 5.15 meters that covers an area of 1,180 square meters as well as a soil rock fall protection covering an area of 6,025 square meters.
This engineering intervention will help stabilize the soil condition in this particular road section and prevent future soil collapse or landslide that could cause road inaccessibility or closure and accidents to road users in this mountainous road.
The road safety features will ensure protection of the riding public as well as prevent the early deterioration of the existing public roads.
The road slope-protection project has received an allocation of P100 Million from the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and was implemented in February 2020 to November 2020.
Minalabac, Camarines Sur dike benefits locals
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has constructed a 200 lineal meter dike along Bicol River Basin in Barangay Taban, Minalabac, Camarines Sur.
The completed dike would prevent scouring of soil along river banks and reduce the hazards and risks of property damage.
The dike also serves as a point of entry for local farmers and fisherfolks, and tourism activities of the municipality hosted by different local government agencies.
The project was implemented by Camarines Sur 2nd District Engineering Office in the amount of P44.8 million.
Zamboanga City farm to market road in almost complete
Construction of a farm-to-market road (FMR) in Barangay Dulian, Zamboanga City by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now at 50% complete.
Upon completion, the FMR will provide easy access to agricultural goods and basic services to the residents of Barangay Dulian.
This project involves concreting of a 740 lineal meter road with 5-meter width, implemented by Zamboanga District Engineering Office.
Since Barangay Dulian is situated on a hilly and mountainous area, the FMR should provide a safer and more efficient transport of goods to and from the market.
With an allocation of P11.8 million, the project is expected to be completed by March 2021.