Tents to serve as passenger terminals at PH int'l airports


Posted at Jan 25 2013 03:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 26 2013 01:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will be putting up tents to serve as passenger terminal buildings in various international airports across the country.

The project involves the installation of semi-permanent PVC tents at the international airports of Tagbilaran in Bohol, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Tacloban in Leyte, and Clark in Pampanga.

"This is in anticipation of the projected increase in local and international visitors in the country this year while simultaneously planning for the construction of permanent airport structures," Transportation Chief Joseph Emilio Abaya said.

"In line with DOTC’s aim of improving domestic and international airports for access and mobility of people, goods, and services, the DOTC is expanding check-in and pre-departure terminal buildings in Tagbilaran, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, and Clark international airports," he continued.

The Transportation department has allotted P166.42 million for the project and interested bidders can submit their proposals until Feb. 18.