MCIA parallel runway project update
The contract for the parallel runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be awarded soon. The property where the PhP2-billion secondary runway will be built is currently occupied by the Mactan Economic Zone. While the lowest bid came from the consortium of China Construction First Group Corporation and Duros Development Corporation, the project has technically yet to be awarded. Groundbreaking for phase 1 of the project is set in the middle of January.
The MCIA is the second busiest airport in the country and can handle up to 12.5 million passengers annually. Passenger volume has been gradually increasing over the years; third-quarter passenger traffic and air traffic volume in 2019 have increased by 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively .
Wristband tickets prepared for Sinulog
To deter the unauthorized sale of grandstand tickets for the Sinulog, organizers will be using wristbands with QR codes for the tickets this year. In the past, the audience in the grandstand seemed more than the number of tickets printed by the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI). The cause seems to be purchased tickets from unauthorized sellers. To prevent this, the wristbands will be scanned once ticket holders enter the Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC). Moreover, the wristband tickets will be color-coded so spectators will easily find their seats. Tickets will be available at the SFI office at the CCSC .
January 16 opening of the Sinulog Fiesta Fair
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to launch the Sinulog Fiesta Fair on January 16. The fair will feature micro-enterprises that are part of the One Town, One Product and the Kapatid Mentor Me programs of the DTI. DTI Provincial Chief Marivic Aguilar said the sellers are new to bazaars and trade fairs. Moreover, they will benefit from the exposure in the market. The trade fair will last for 11 days and will be held at the Atrium of SM City Cebu. The products offered at the fair include decors, gift items, fashion accessories, souvenir items, and processed food. Beneficiaries of the GREAT Women Project 2 of the DTI will also participate in the trade fair .
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