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First tranche from P2.8-B released to Clark airport

Mar 16, 2017

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOTr) has released Tuesday the first tranche of the P2.8-billion funds to the government-run Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), setting off the first salvo for the implementation of Clark airport’s new terminal building project, the head of the CIAC said.

Alexander Cauguiran, CIAC president and chief executive officer, confirmed the transfer to CIAC of the first tranche amounting to P6,600,000.00 from the P2,893,080.00 project fund from DOTr for the hiring of four consultants through negotiated procurement.

Thankfully, this huge development will definitely move us forward in realizing CIAC’s plans to accommodate the growing number of passengers at Clark airport,” Cauguiran said.

The pre-construction activity funds have been released to CIAC for the procurement of consulting services for the detailed engineering and design, and construction management services for the new terminal building of the Clark International Airport (CRK).

The DOTr was appropriated with P800-million and P2.09-billion in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2015 and 2016, respectively, for the CRK project’s first phase this year.

Earlier, the DOTr and CIAC entered into a memorandum of agreement for the downloading of said funds for three horizontal civil works project which are components of the Clark airport project.

The CIAC chief also said the process of bid and award of contract, except for unforeseen obstacles, may be completed by the third quarter of this year.

“For transparency, design consultants will assist CIAC and DOTr in reviewing and finalizing the terms of reference, design drawings and related bid documents,” Cauguiran added.

The construction of a new Clark airport terminal― the first of four design phases―for domestic and international travelers with an 8-million- passenger capacity is included in CIAC’s Master Development Plan and will be finished before the term of President Rodrigo Duterte ends, Cauguiran said. This is part of the Duterte administration’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure development thrust in the next five-and-ahalf years.

–CIAC-CCO



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