CLARK Freeport, February 27, 2021- The country’s tallest airport tower will be the first of several infrastructure development projects at the Clark aviation complex, an official of the government-run Clark International Airport Corp. said
Aaron Aquino, CIAC president, announced on Saturday the 18-storey high airport control tower will be among several projects aimed at improving the aviation complex facilities servicing the Clark International Airport.
Also in the pipeline are the primary and secondary radar and the detailed engineering design of a secondary runway at Clark which will soon be also up for bid, Aquino added.
“As directed (to the technical committee), the detailed engineering and architectural design of the tower must be completed by March 25 so the project will commence construction immediately (and) to be finished by December 2021,” Aquino explained .
He also noted the project committee, led by the agency’s vice president Irish Calaguas, was also instructed to fast-track the detailed specifications of the new airfield ground lighting system, another undertaking this year to improve the air traffic control system at Clark.
Early last week, an executive of the Clark Development Corp., the government agency tasked to develop the Clark Freeport Zone, said Clark is envisioned to be a modern sustainable aerotropolis or an airport city.
CDC’s mandate is to develop the commercial, industrial and tourism industry in the Freeport zone, while CIAC is tasked to develop the remaining prime government lands within the aviation complex which hosts the Clark airport.
Both CDC and CIAC are subsidiaries of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.
“The development of an aerotropolis will create more economic opportunities, and the CIAC’s tower and ground lighting projects are just the first among several infrastructure activities to attain that vision shared by CDC along with Clark investors and locators,” Aquino uttered. Details from CIAC-CCO
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CIAC rolls out control tower and upgrading airfield lighting projects
CLARK FREEPORT, February 23, 2021- “The airport control tower will be 18-storeys high or about 54 meters, the tallest in the country, much higher than the existing one built by the Americans at this former Clark air force base,” Aquino pointed out.
The construction of the airport control tower and the upgrading of the airfield’s ground lighting system at the emerging Clark airport complex have finally started, an executive of the government-run Clark International Airport Corp.
Announced recently byCIAC president Aaron Aquino said the air control tower project and the upgrading of the airfield ground lighting system are expected to improve Clark’s air traffic control system as the new passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport is expected to be fully operational within the year.
Both projects commenced last January following a tender process from July to December last year. “The airfield tower and lighting 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 Php. 290,360,830.70, was awarded to MSV Construction, while the winning bidder for the lighting system to cost Php. 491,888,888.77, was Evercon Builders and Equipment Corp.
While he control tower at Mactan-Cebu International Airport is at 30 meters high and the tower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is measured at about 40 meters.
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, the CIAC’s parent company.
While the Clark airport is operated and maintained by a private company called LIPAD Corp., 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.
CLARK TOWER AND LIGHTING PROJECTS AWARDED. Members of the Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) of the Clark International Airport Corp. headed by CIAC Vice President Irish Calaguas (4th from left) announce the winning bidders for the construction of the airport control tower and the upgrading of the airfield’s ground lighting system at the emerging Clark airport complex after the tender process from July to December 2020.
Both projects are expected to improve Clark’s air traffic control system as the new passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport is expected to be fully operational within the year.
The new air control tower project, worth P290,360,830.70, was awarded to MSV Construction, while the winning bidder for the lighting system to cost P491,888,888.77, was Evercon Builders and Equipment Corp.
The airfield tower and lighting projects are in conformity with the Master Plan of the Clark airport and are expected to be completed by December 2021. (CIAC-CCO) Details from CIAC-CCO
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Blessing and Inauguration of Two business venture in minimart and canteen of CIAC LIPAD Employees Cooperative
Retired Gen. Aaron Aquino (4th from left), president of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) joins the officers of the newly-established Clark International Airport Employees Consumers Cooperative (CIAECC) during the blessing and inauguration of the Cooperative ‘Quecata’ Mini-Mart and Canteen, two business ventures located within the CIAC Corporate Office Building complex, which formally opened last February 17, 2021.
The CIAC chief commended the leadership of the cooperative for its “well-managed resources and continued encouragement of the entrepreneurial spirit among its members in spite of the pandemic.” Guests of honor also included (L-R) CIAC Assistant Vice-President Darwin Cunanan; Vice-President for Finance Nancy Paglinawan; and, Vice-President for Operations Irish Calaguas.
CIAECC was established in 2019 and is composed of government employees from CIAC and LIPAD, the airport’s private operator. The cooperative is led by (in uniform, R-L) Dennis Lumanlan (director); Arlyn Lukban (secretary); Robert Urbano (director); Roland Hernandez (director); Ana Rivera-Suba (vice chairwoman); and, Oji Sanchez (chairman). Details from CIAC-CCO