Miaa eyes completion of Naia Terminal 2 rehab by March 2020
MANILA, Philippines — The rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2 may be completed by March 2020, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said Monday.
Miaa General Manager Ed Monreal said the rehabilitation, which started last December, is currently in full swing.
“We started last September 2018, and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned,” Monreal said.
“I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on our promise to finish everything by March next year,” he added.
The rehabilitation includes “architectural face lifting,” which include the replacement of damaged floor finishes, restoration and chemical cleaning of stained floor finishes in the arrival and departure passenger areas.
Damaged ceilings, as well as seismic or expansion joints in general areas, baggage claim areas and elevated roadway, will also be replaced while 32 sets of skylight roofing will be repaired.
The airport chief said glass doors at the pre-departure gates and fixed bridge gates would be replaced while metal frames, metal louvers, and claddings will be cleaned and polished.
Meanwhile, walls, columns, beams, and soffit finishes at the arrival and departure passenger movement areas, aerobridge areas and elevated roadway will be upgraded.
The departure check-in hall and the arrival baggage area would be expanded, which would include the construction of a drop wall, the installation of structural framing and new glass wall panels and partitions, glass doors and metal ceiling panels.
Additional air-conditioning system, power, lightings, fire protection, electronics, and communications systems will be installed while a power room will be constructed.
The building’s exterior will have exterior ledges while wall, beams, soffit, pathways and pocket gardens undergo waterproofing works, Monreal said. Additional tubular bars at the bottom of existing railings will also be put in place.
A much-improved flight information display system and a new public address system would be installed after the rehabilitation is completed, Monreal said.
“Given the spatial constraints that we have in Terminal 2 vis-a-vis the growing passenger traffic, we assure air travelers that we are doing all we can to be of better service to them,” the Miaa chief said.
In the meantime, however, Monreal appealed to airport passengers to bear with the rehabilitation efforts. /ee
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