In a Contract worth 319 Million Pesos
August 31, 2012
|Tacloban Airport to construct new apron for new terminal|
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is inviting Bidders for the improvements of Tacloban and Dipolog Airport in a contract valued at 319 Million Pesos.
Tacloban Airport was funded with an Approved Budget Contract (ABC) in the amount in excess of 251 Million Pesos while Dipolog Airport has an ABC valued at almost 67 Million Pesos. Total contract cost for Dipolog Airport Project amounts to 122 Million Pesos to include the P55. million construction of a new Dipolog Aiport passenger terminal building.
Improvement project at Tacloban covers construction of new 33,332.00 sq. m. apron and 17,098.00 sq. m. taxiway in preparation for the construction of new terminal building which will rise at the 8th busiest airport in the country. Also for completion is the shore protection in the northeast side with 622 linear meters as well as drainage system.
|DOTC and City Engineers during actual survey for the 67 Million Dipolog Airport landside development project|
Meanwhile, Dipolog Airport will see its apron expanded to more than 8,000 square meters, while its taxiway expanded by 23.00 m. to conform to international ICAO standards. The ramp will also be expanded by 2,673 sq.m. Also for construction is shoulder widening and river control protection equivalent to 164 linear meters as well as drainage system.
Tacloban registered 1,008,553 passenger traffic from Manila and Cebu. It is expected to handle flights from Iloilo later this year, while Dipolog registered a total of 165,163 passengers in 2011 from both Manila and Cebu, and is poised to reach the 200,000 mark this year, with the introduction of Davao as its third route.