Gov’t readies plan to rehabilitate Naia-2
The Duterte administration plans to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, as passenger congestion worsens.
Ed Montreal, Manila International Airport Authority general manager, said in a recent interview that the project to improve passenger facilities would cost close to P500 million .
“It’s in the process of detailed engineering,” Montreal said. He said the project would be bid out, although the final timing needed to be finalized.
Naia Terminal 2 has been used exclusively by Philippine Airlines since 1999.
PAL recently revived an offer to build a P20-billion Naia Terminal 2 “annex building.” This would address capacity constraints in Naia, which is handling about 40 percent more passengers than its design capacity.
That offer had stalled as PAL became embroiled in a dispute with gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. over its lease rate, which was signed under the previous administration and deemed by Pagcor’s current leadership as too low.
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