TACLOBAN CITY – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is planning to expand the use of modular construction system as an alternative approach to address limited space concerns in passenger check-in and terminal areas.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Oct 3, CAAP said that they will be using the Borongan City Airport as the model for the modular construction system to offer a sustainable approach to constructing terminal facilities with passenger amenities, as it minimizes construction waste.
The system uses pre-fabricated structural steel, a sustainable and cost-effective approach that allows for flexibility in design and rapid construction.
Last December, CAAP and the city government of Borongan formally inaugurated and opened the new passenger terminal building constructed using the modular construction system.
Using the same method, the agency is set to implement another passenger terminal project at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental is set to begin construction by December 2023 and is expected to be operational after six months with a total budget of P36 million.
In addition to the expansion of the use of modular construction systems, CAAP also said that turboprop operations in its airports do not require the use of boarding bridges, and these operations can be extended to principal Class 1 airports with the same aircraft type.
“As passenger demands continue to grow, CAAP dedicates itself to ensuring that airports across the country are equipped to meet the changing demands of air travel while maintaining sustainability and innovation,” it said.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)