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Saturday, January 06, 2007

New Iloilo airport now 87% complete

News.Balita.Ph. 11/20/2006

Provincial

The construction of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP) in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara is now being fast tracked to ensure its completion prior to its opening slated in the second quarter of 2007.

Air Transportation Office (ATO) Manager, Engr. Alan Java, revealed that the overall physical accomplishment as of October was pegged at 87.09 percent but the civil works was recorded at 92 percent.

The civil works include the construction and structural works of runway, airport, earthwork, embankment, sewage system, pavement, water drainage, landscaping, access road and burrow pit.

Meanwhile, the utility works was at 91 percent, which include the construction of water supply storage, water distribution to all facilities, electrical supply works such as road and park lighting, power distribution and the like.

Java further said that the sewage treatment plant was 81 percent completed.

The new Iloilo airport with international standard is expected to be open for business sometime in April. The project costs the government P6.187 billion which was sourced from the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC).

Meanwhile, Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza will inspect the facilities Friday.

He will also meet with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Tre├▒as on the same day to discuss the proposed privatization of the old airport situated in Mandurriao district. (PNA)

News.Balita.Ph. 11/20/2006

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