By DOTr Asec G Hope Libiran
FACTS and FIGURES about the Clark International Airport’s New Passenger Terminal Building:
- This is a joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) led by Secretary Art Tugade, and BCDA led by Secretary Vince Dizon. The project involves the construction of a new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), with a design capacity of 8 million passengers per annum.
Total Project Cost: P15.3-Billion
- The Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contract was signed on JANUARY 29, 2018. The commercial close of the EPC component was achieved in December 2017, while the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) component was achieved in January 2019.
- Actual construction of the new terminal started in 2018, under a Hybrid EPC Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Scheme.
- The long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) concession for CRK, the first airport project under the government’s “HYBRID” public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, was sealed under the Duterte administration.
- The new Passenger Terminal Building Project has two components:
a) horizontal infrastructure (airside)
b) vertical (landside)
The construction of the horizontal infrastructure (new apron, extension of taxiways, construction of apron and taxiway shoulders) worth P2.9-Billion, was allocated thru the budget of DOTr, thru the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
This horizontal infrastructure component of the Project is already 98% completed.
- The construction of the vertical infrastructure, (shell of the terminal building, secondary access road, parking facilities, transport terminal hub), worth P10.3-Billion, was funded by BCDA with the implementation of a turn-key EPC Project.
- On SEPTEMBER 2020, the shell of the terminal building, as well as other landside developments, were completed.
- The fit-out interior requirement of the new terminal, worth P5.6-Billion, is being undertaken and funded by the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corporation (private concessionaire), following the O&M Contract for the Clark Civil Aviation Complex.
As of June 2021, the fit-out of the new terminal building being undertaken by LIPAD is 78.97% complete.
Now, let’s talk about BBB and PPP.
Build Build Build (BBB) is the plan of action by the government to ensure that all much needed infrastructure, as long as they have secured the necessary seal of approval, regardless of which administration initiated it, are either started, continued or completed.
BBB is the TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN needed to have a cohesive execution and implementation in order for a project to be delivered.
Public-Private Partnership (PPP), on the other hand, is a mode of procurement or how a project is to be funded or undertaken. PPP is part of an array of options, which include Hybrid PPP, Official Development Assistance (ODA), or simply taken from the GAA or national budget.
Whether it is PPP, ODA, GAA, or any other acronym, or whether it was planned or started by previous administrations, it does not really matter as much as to how it must be accomplished and completed
At the end of the day, BBB is a program being turned into reality through the hard work, dedication, and relentless pursuit of our government because of the marching order issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte– to give the Filipino people a comfortable life.