CLARK, Feb.22 (PIA) — The country’s tallest airport control tower will soon rise in Clark.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Aaron Aquino said it will be 18-storeys high or about 54 meters, much higher than the existing one built by the Americans.
“The control tower at Mactan-Cebu International Airport is at 30 meters high while the tower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is measured at about 40 meters,” he said.
Moreover, upgrading works at the airfield’s ground lighting system have likewise commenced.
“These projects are in conformity with the Master Plan of the Clark airport and are expected to be completed by December 2021,” Aquino added.
The new air control tower project, worth PhP290 million, was awarded to MSV Construction. Winning bidder for the PhP491 million lighting system, on the other hand, was Evercon Builders and Equipment Corporation.
“The projects are two major components of CIAC’s airport infrastructure expansion program whose funding was approved via the General Appropriations Act of 2020 under the account of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, CIAC’s parent company,” Aquino disclosed.
With Clark airport operations and maintenance now under private company LIPAD Corporation, CIAC has refocused its operations to further develop the 2,367-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex to become a globally-competitive services and logistics hub. (CLJD-PIA 3)