November 7, 2021 | 00h00
MANILA, Philippines – The Clark International Airport ground lighting system project is now over 80% complete and is expected to be completed by January next year.
In a statement released yesterday, Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) said the new Aerodrome Ground Lighting System (AGLS) at Clark International Airport was 81 percent complete.
An inspection was carried out by CIAC President Aaron Aquino, CIAC Vice President of Operations Irish Calaguas along with the agency’s project engineers and representatives from the construction company Evercon Builders and Equipment Corp. last Wednesday.
Aquino said the project valued at 491.89 million pesos began in November of last year.
He said the project is expected to be completed on January 5 next year.
The project includes rehabilitating and upgrading the lighting and signage of runways and taxiways.
The project also includes the construction of a modern 300 kVA power plant with isolation transformers and surge arresters.
“As pandemic cases abate, we expect the airport to return to profitability in a new normal setting soon (and) this new airfield lighting project is expected to improve Clark’s air traffic control system. , especially with the new passenger terminal, âAquino said.
The pandemic has led to a drop in air travel.
Aquino said the ground lighting system project is in line with the government’s master plan for Clark Airport.