The NAIA Superconsortium has submmited a Php350-Nillion unrequested offer to improve the Ninoy Aquino International Airport along with the plans to build a three kilometer elevated rail that will connect the airport’s 3 passanger terminal with each other and the existing & Future mass transportation systems.
The seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates made up the superconsortium which banded them together to modernize the philippine’s premier airport.
The Light Rail Transit Line 1 Would be connected to the airport rail project, which is being connected to Cavite province to the south of metro manila, and the planned metro Manila subway project. The connection of metro manila’s transport hub would make it easy access to the airport and more convenient to us.
NAIA Spokesperson Jose Reverente during the media briefing last march 21 said the project could either be a Monorail or LRT (Light-rail train)
This announcement came a month and a week after the Php 350-billion unrequested proposal to the government was submitted by the superconsortium. also they include in the proposal is a third runway with integrated hub.
The First phase of the project, the superconsortium plans to widen the area of NAIA terminals 1, 2 and 3. It will be double from the current size of 364,000 SQM to 623,000 SQM by this it will increase the capacity of passenger of the airport.
In 2017, NAIA’s three terminals aid a total of 41 million passengers, which is well above it’ calculated capacity of 31 Million. Reverente said to the Filipino in an interview with the ABS-CBN News. “if we don’t do anything about it there will come a point that the passenger would reach approximately 60 million and the capacity would still be 31 million. So the worst thing to do is to not do anything about the capacity”.
The superconsortium said if the proposal gets approve from the government by the end of 2018, they would expand the passenger capacity to 47 million by 2020 and doubled the current capacity to 65 million by 2022. However doing such improvement we should also expect additional cost along with it.
Reverente Assured that they will find a way to make it still affordable at the same time increase the passenger’s capacity and provided more services, additional passenger convenience, make it wider it will be more spacious so that the passengers won’t feel hot at the waiting areas.
The superconsortium is compose well knowned developers of the Philippines such as Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc., Ayala-owned AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global Group Inc., Lucio Tan-owned Asia’s Emerging Dragon Corp (AEDC), the Gotianun family’s Filinvest Development Corporation, the Gokongweis’ JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. under the leadership of business executive Manuel V. Pangilinan.