NEDA approval on location of new international airport seen only by 2016
Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) - September 6, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) expects to get the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board on the location of the country’s new international airport before the end of President Aquino’s term.

Transport Secretary Joseph Abaya said securing NEDA Board approval on the location of the new airport is possible before a new president takes over.

“I think that is one thing we can do for the next administration, get the decision on where it would be,” he said.

Abaya said the location of the new airport would not only set a clear direction for the next administration but also for businesses.

“I think a lot of businessmen will appreciate that if there is a formal government decision where the next airport will be then, they could plan where and how to adjust their operations,” he said.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already provided an interim report on the study it is conducting for the new international gateway to the government.

Abaya said the interim report is being processed by the NEDA.

The full feasibility study which includes details on figures necessary for approval meanwhile, is expected to be completed by March or April next year.

The JICA has considered several locations for the airport and the Sangley Point in Cavite has emerged as the most viable site based on its catchment area, availability of land and future expansion, navigation risk, accessibility, and lower reclamation costs.

The development of a new international airport in Luzon is being pushed to prepare for the expected growth in tourists being served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila and Clark International Airport in Pampanga by 2040.

The government wants the new airport to be operational by 2025.

ABAYA AIRPORT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY MANILA AND CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NEW NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PRESIDENT AQUINO SANGLEY POINT TRANSPORT SECRETARY JOSEPH ABAYA
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