THE Department of Public Works and Highways has started the construction of a covered and air-conditioned pedestrian bridge that will connect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 to Newport City leisure complex in Pasay City.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the 220-meter elevated covered runway would be completed in the first half of 2017.
“Once completed, Runway Manila will allow the average person to walk the distance between the airport and Newport City in less than 10 minutes,” Villar said.
“Runway Manila is designed to accommodate up to 2,000 persons at any time, or up to 216,000 individuals per day. The bridge is for the benefit and free use of the public,” he added.
According to the Manila International Airport Authority, NAIA T3 has the capacity to handle 13 million international passengers annually.
“There would be more bicycle lanes, pedestrian-friendly facilities constructed,” according to Transportation Secretary Arturo Tugade said.
“It is a privilege to collaborate with the government to enhance the overall travel experience in our country,” according to Kingson Sian, President and CEO, Travellers International Hotel Group, adding that the runway Manila is part of their commitment to champion Philippine tourism and to contribute in nation building.