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Report: NAIA Expressway project could face more delays

Report: NAIA Expressway project could face more delays image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Brent Co, DPWH | posted June 01, 2015 14:14

NAIA Expressway could not be completed in time for the 2015 APEC Summit

The construction of the elevated PhP 15.9 billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway is facing yet another setback into its completion timeline and appears that it will not be completed in time for the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in November.

According to Philippine Star, a source from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the Public Private Partnership project awarded to San Miguel Corp. could be delayed due to the construction of the pedestrian overpass bridge of Resorts World Manila connecting to NAIA Terminal 3.

The report adds that Vertex Tollways Development Inc. (VTDI) has informed DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson that the they have issued a “letter-demand” to DM Consunji Inc. to “immediately dismantle the scaffoldings and clear the viaduct from all structures not related to the toll road.”

VTDI argues the construction of the pedestrian overpass would “risk the operation” and the “safety of the expressway” as well as “limit the chance of the concessionaire to expand the expressway.”

The NAIA Expressway project

The said project is a four-lane elevated expressway with a total length of 7.15 kilometers. It will have ramps starting from Sales Avenue going to Andrews Ave., Domestic Road, MIA Road and Macapagal Boulevard.

The NAIA Expressway will provide access to NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 as well as connecting them to the Skyway system, the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation's (PAGCOR) Entertainment City.

Source: Philippine Star