Latest photos taken at the site of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) shows that construction of the airport terminal building is now on progress.
Vertical construction at the project site is already visible in the photos below.
On the other hand, the 4.4-kilometer long 4-lane access road from the National Highway is also almost complete which is targeted to be finished by June of this year. Although the right-of-way is set for a 6 lanes, only 4 lanes have been programmed for concreting. The contractor for the access road which is being overseen by the LADP project office is V. T. Lao Construction.
Concreting of the access road is now just a few hundred meters from the airport site with drainage and embankment works still on progress. The road leads direct to the under construction terminal building as shown in the following photos.
The runway will be 45 meters by 2,100 meters or 2.1 kilometers plus 300 meters safety area on both ends. This is good for an Airbus A320 and A319 presently used by local domestic airlines for domestic and regional flights.
Concreting of the runway is scheduled in September of this year but at the rate the project is going ahead of schedule this may be done earlier.
The airport is scheduled for completion and operations by the 1st quarter of 2012. However, the runway may already be used by March of 2010 and this will first be used for take off and landing by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to inaugurate its use.
The Laguindingan Airport is a flagship project of the National Government with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. (HHIC) as the main contractor with technical detailed design by Yooshin Engineering.
NOTE: All photos courtesy of dark_knight-detectve