New Clark terminal undamaged by quake, construction resumes: developer

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 23 2019 04:16 PM

MANILA - The new passenger terminal being built for the Clark International Airport (CIA) was not damaged by the strong earthquake that hit Luzon, its developer said Tuesday. 

Megawide-GMR said an inspection of Clark's New Passenger Terminal Building found no cracks on the floor surface of the departure and arrival levels. 

The roof structure of Clark's New Passenger Terminal showed no signs of damage as of April 23, 2019. Megawide-GMR Handout photo.

"We are glad to report that the project site has been found safe and work has already resumed for the day," Megawide-GMR said. 

The company said it was also assisting the government on repairs at Clark's existing passenger terminal, which was damaged by Monday's quake. 

The exterior of Clark's New Passenger Terminal showed no signs of damage as of April 23, 2019. Megawide-GMR Handout photo.

Flights in and out of Clark remained suspended Tuesday while authorities assess the damage to the present terminal. 

The Departure Level of Clark's New Passenger Terminal showed no signs of damage as of April 23, 2019. Megawide-GMR Handout photo.

As of Tuesday, construction of the facility was 59 percent complete, said Megawide-GMR. 

The new terminal, which is expected to be operation by the middle of 2020, will triple the airport's capacity to more than 12 million passengers per year.