The construction of the P7.853-billion Laguindingan Airport Project (LADP) is expected to be 60% complete by end of 2009, right on target of January 2012 .

As of May 17, this year, the project manager reported that the civil works on the entire airport site and the construction of the 7,200-square-meter passenger terminal building have a combined 41.91 percent accomplishment. Based on the accomplishment report, the project registered a 12.73 percent positive slippage or 5.33 months ahead of the original schedule.

On the construction of the airport’s 4.4-kilometer four-lane access road, the work under Phase 1 (as of May 15, 2009) was already 96.88 percent accomplished while the Phase 2 was 85.32 percent done. The two phases both involve the embankment, sub-grade and sub-base course laying, drainage while the second phase includes clearing and grubbing and limestone excavation.

The access road, which connects the airport site to the Iligan-Cagayan de Oro-Butuan highway, covers an area of 24.11 hectares with total project cost of P187.765 million and is being undertaken by Vicente T. Lao Construction.

An airport layout plan shows that the LADP consists of a 2,100-meter x 45-meter runway, 23-meter x 260-meter taxiways, main apron measuring some 130 meters x 355 meters (five aircraft bays, laboratory building, air traffic control tower with the operation building. Other structures will include a cargo terminal building, maintenance building, antenna farm, fuel farm with a pumping area, crash fire and rescue area, a reserved hangar area, a guardhouse, and a two chamber sewerage and waste-water treatment plant. The main airport area will have a 12,000-meter perimeter fence.

Construction work is being undertaken by contractor Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd. (HHIC), a South Korean firm.
The DOTC PMO has also hired the technical services of Yooshin Engineering Corporation through its local counterpart, Schema Konsult Inc.

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