- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is on its way to opening their new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB)
- Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said that the new PTB will open by January next year
- The expansion of the Clark International Airport has been one of the priority projects under “Build, Build, Build” Program
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of the Clark International Airport (CRK) is almost ready.
On Facebook, the DOTr shared that the PTB is now at 99.80% complete. Considered to be the “most modern gateway in the North,” the PTB of CRK will soon commence its operation. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said that the new PTB will open by January next year.
The expansion of the Clark International Airport has been one of the priority projects under the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” Program.
“Its importance is underscored by the fact that even in the midst of a pandemic, its development work continued, and construction immediately resumed upon the easing of quarantine restrictions, and with stringent health and safety protocols in place, to ensure and protect the overall welfare of the workers,” DOTr stated.
Once completed and operations will resume, the new PTB will have a huge boost in its operational capacity. The expected passenger volume will triple from the current 4.2 million to over 12.2 million annually.
“Envisioned to be a cornerstone in spurring economic progress in Central Luzon, this huge development for CRK, hailed as the “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway,” will not only help in decongesting the air traffic at the NAIA, but will also open the way for job opportunities, more progressive tourism, and advanced socio-economic activities in the region,” the DOTr added.
As soon as photos of the PTB were revealed online, many netizens were impressed calling it “world class”.