Four air-conditioning units and lights in the parking lots are already working at the Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, the head of the government task force to oversee the facility's opening next month said Thursday.
Defensor, a former presidential chief of staff, did not elaborate on why [when?] the aircon units have yet to be fully operational.
He, however, assured officials and reporters who covered the task force's inspection said he would check and continuously monitor the improvements being done in the terminal to ensure smooth operations when its opens in July.
He said the task force and airport officials will meet to discuss how to address other problems, including the terminal’s computer system. He said the meeting will take place after President Arroyo’s state visit to the United States on Monday.
The President's plane is set to touch down at Terminal 3.
Two weeks ahead of its opening, government and airport officials conducted a dry run Friday last week to simulate the departure and arrival of passengers.
The opening of the new facility, which has a capacity of 13 million passengers per year, aims to decongest other domestic terminals.
The new terminal will initially cater to domestic passengers before it serves those leaving for abroad.
Thursday, 26 June 2008