MANILA – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be upgraded with better comfort room facilities and new air-conditioning units before the year ends.
An estimated P32.6 million will be spent by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) for the rehabilitation of 121 toilets in Terminals 2, 3, and 4.
The project also includes the installation of major fixtures such as water closets, sensor-type urinals, lavatories, tiles, ceilings, and waterproofing works in comfort rooms.
Airport authorities said that as of August, around 15 percent of civil works had been completed.
A total of 26 toilet facilities will be fixed in Terminal 2. MIAA said 16 comfort rooms located in the passenger movement area are now undergoing repairs.
Out of 85 toilets in Terminal 3, 26 are being rehabilitated. The rehabilitation of 10 toilets in Terminal 4, on the other hand, will begin this month.
In Terminal 1, 54 toilets had been rehabilitated as early as 2010.
NEW COOLERS TOO
The MIAA will also replace 36 air-handling units (AHUs) in Terminal 1 with newly procured units, 17 of which have been received by the airport authority for full installation by November this year.
The remaining 19 units will be installed and fully functional by March 2015.
In Terminal 2, 21 new air-conditioning units will be installed, 9 of which will already be in place within the month.
Structural retrofitting and other engineering works are also ongoing in Terminal 1. Operations are expected to normalize by March 2015.