The construction of the new passenger terminal building or Terminal 2 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is on track for delivery in June 2018, the airport management said.
In a statement, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp (GMCAC) said the construction of Terminal 2 is progressing well and on target for the June 2018 completion date.
GMCAC Chief Executive Adviser Andrew Harrison added that completion of the concrete works for the civil structure of the new terminal building at the Cebu Airport is scheduled by the end of this year.
“By the end of 2016, GMCAC will also finalize awards for major suppliers for equipment and services relating to electro-mechanical works,” Harrison added.
GMCAC, the Filipino company that manages the terminal operations of the Cebu Airport, MCIA, under a Public-Private Partnership for a 25-year concession agreement, is investing some P32-billion for phase 1 development of Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 will span approximately 45,000 square meters and can be expanded further in phase 2. The new terminal will serve all international flights with eight aerobridge-equipped aircraft parking stands and will be connected by a link-bridge to Terminal 1.
It will also feature 48 check-in counters that are expandable to 72 and will include modular expansion capability to ensure operations can continue uninterrupted while expansion takes place.
A car park will also be available to accommodate 550 cars and expandable to 750 cars as needed.
In terms of employment generation, more than 3,000 jobs are created during the construction of Terminal 2 with another 550 employment opportunities through concessionaires once Terminal 2 is commissioned. – BusinessNewsAsia.com