Iloilo International Airport has received PHP698m ($15.96m) from The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines for a five-year development plan that will enable the airport to upgrade to international operations.
The infrastructure work for the five-year plan includes an expanded 5,480m2 passenger terminal that will cost PHP164.4m and an expanded 17,271m2 parking apron, which will cost PHP10m.
The project covers the expansion of the cargo terminal by 1,000m2 at a total cost of PHP46.2m, the installation of lighting at the airstrip's perimeter fences, additional check-in counters, ticketing offices and security fences, and the construction of a covered gym and a parallel taxiway.
The airport will also install new x-ray machines, a flight information display system, a baggage handling system and a building management system, according to mb.com.ph.
The five-year plan will begin in 2012.