All-Asia pushes Clark, Sangley as alternative airports

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 16 2017 03:07 PM

MANILA - All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corp. is pushing for the development of two international airports outside Manila to help ease traffic, an official said Thursday.

Clark and Sangley are strategically located and will help unburden the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, All-Asia Resources vice chairman Edmund Lim said. 

"Those in Metro Manila can choose which one is more convenient to them which will also help ease traffic," Lim said in a statement.

All-Asia Resources is seeking government's approval to build an international airport in Sangley through a partnership with foreign partners, he said.

The company is also pushing for the bidding of operation and maintenance of the Clark airport, he added.

A study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has no expansion space to accommodate growth and must be replaced by a new one, preferably in Sangley.