Clark’s new ground lighting system nears completion
Crown corporation Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) said on Wednesday that the new Aerodrome Ground Lighting System (AGLS) at Clark International Airport was now 81 percent complete.
In a statement, CIAC president Aaron Aquino said the project, costing 491.8 million pesos, began on November 11, 2020 and will end on January 5 of next year.
The AGLS project will include the rehabilitation and modernization of the lighting and signaling of runways and taxiways, as well as the construction of a modern 300 kVA power plant with isolation transformers and surge arresters.
“As pandemic cases decline, we expect the airport to return to profitability to a new normal soon (and) this new airfield lighting project is expected to improve Clark’s air traffic control system. , especially with the new passenger terminal, “said Aquino, after carrying out a field inspection at the civil aviation complex.
Aquino was accompanied by CIAC Vice President of Operations Irish Calaguas, agency project engineers and representatives from Evercon Builders and Equipment Corp., the project’s contracting company.
He added that despite the considerable decrease in air travel induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ground lighting system project is part of the initiatives of the CIAC in accordance with the government’s master plan for the airport. by Clark.
The AGLS project is one of the two major components of the CIAC airport infrastructure expansion program, the financing of which was approved via the general appropriations law of 2020 under the account of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, the parent company. of the CIAC.