DOTC allots P157.5M for CamSur airport’s night operations
NAGA CITY—The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has alloted P157.5 million for the upgrade of Naga Airport in Pili, Camarines Sur.
The upgrade would involve the purchase and installation of equipment and facilities that would enable Naga Airport capable of night-time take-off and landing of airplanes, said Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. in a statement Sunday.
He said DOTC Undersecretary Efren Moncupa informed him in an April 11 letter that the P157.5-million allotment through the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines was just for “the partial modernization of Naga Airport.”
Villafuerte said the fund would be used for an airfield lighting system (P50 million), a traffic console (P15 million), rapid intervention fire trucks (P50 million), new communication equipment (P20 million), improvement and expansion of passenger terminal building (P16 million) and construction of an administrative building (P4.5 million).
He said Capitol was grateful to the DOTC, particularly Secretary Mar Roxas and Moncupa, for promptly acting on their request to upgrade the operational capability of the Naga Airport.
“This will be a big boost to our tourism industry in particular and the province’s economy in general,” he said. Juan Escandor Jr., Inquirer Southern Luzon
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