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Hagedorn hails DOTCís speedy action over airport terminal woes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2008

puerto_airport.jpgPUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 17 (PNA) -- Mayor Edward Hagedorn hailed the speedy action of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to fasttrack the renovation of the city’s airport terminal.

Speaking over the government-owned DRWM-Radyo ng Bayan Palawan Thursday morning anchored by Ka Ernesto Alcala, Hagedorn expressed his appreciation to DOTC Sec. Leandro Mendoza.

Mendoza immediately move to alleviate the reported "warm" inside the existing airport terminal which has caused great inconvenience to the airline passengers.

He thanked President Arroyo and Mendoza for bidding out the P100-million for Phase 2 for the renovation and expansion of the passenger terminal airport this coming April 28 instead of May as originally scheduled.

Reports indicated that in the past four months of its operation (January to April 2008), airport authorities reported two fatalities and a few more suffered from ‘heat stroke’ because of the poor ventilation.

The second stage will cover completion of the extension and rehabilitation of the terminal. It will also cover air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical works, fire alarm, communications system, and waste and drainage system.

It is being funded with shares of royalty from the Malampaya gas field off northern part of Palawan.

Hagedorn further said the DOTC’s move will boost the airport image, describing as a “tourists step” to the city’s different tourism destinations.

The entire P3.2-billion Puerto Princesa City airport modernization project is largely dependent on how Phases 1 and 2 would be put up and operated by the ATO. Phase 3 is the construction of a brand new airport terminal building.

It is one of the airports lined up for rehabilitation and upgrading and will complement the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) project of President Arroyo, further strengthening and broadening the country's air, sea and land transportation network under the Super Region concept.(PNA)

 

 
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