Monday, 27 March 2017
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Villar: Manila runway on track, to open next month

Manila RunwayDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar announced today that the construction of a pedestrian bridge directly connecting Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (T3) with Newport City is on track and due to open in April.

“Once completed, RunWay Manila will allow the average person to walk the distance between the airport and Newport City in approximately three 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.

 RunWay Manila will be an enclosed, air-conditioned bridge, with PWD-friendly facilities such as moving walkways and elevators. It will have a modern, eye-catching design, which may be an iconic landmark in the Pasay City skyline.

  “The Duterte Administration is fully committed to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and increase the mobility of pedestrians. More bicycles lanes, pedestrian and PWD friendly facilities will be constructed,” he added.

RunWay Manila is a 220-meter elevated bridge that stands 65 meters above Andrews Ave. The project is developed in cooperation with Travellers International Hotel Group.

According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), NAIA T3 has the capacity to handle 13M international passengers annually.

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