DMCI gets go-signal to start rehabilitation of NAIA 1

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 13 2014 06:24 PM | Updated as of Jan 14 2014 08:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines - DM Consunji Inc. has gotten the go-signal from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to begin the P1.2 billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA 1) rehabilitation project.

In a notice to proceed, the DOTC directed DMCI to complete the project within 360 days, or before the end of 2014. DMCI received the notice last January 6.

"You are hereby directed to commence the work according to the terms and conditions stipulated in the Contract for the aforementioned project. The work shall be completed within 360 calendar days, counting of which will commence within 15 calendar days from the receipt of this Notice," the DOTC said.

The contract involves construction, plumbing, electrical wiring and architecture, among others, at the NAIA.

The NAIA 1 is getting a much-needed facelift, ahead of the Philippines' hosting of the APEC’s Summit meeting in 2015.

More than three decades-old, NAIA 1 has been named one of the world's worst airports by several websites. The airport has gotten a bad rap for its overcrowded facilities and runway traffic.