Aquino inspects site of new Puerto Princesa Airport

President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The project aims to improve the facilities of the existing Puerto Princesa Airport, ensuring quality of airport service and compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.(MNS photo)

President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The project aims to improve the facilities of the existing Puerto Princesa Airport, ensuring quality of airport service and compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.(MNS photo)

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday inspected the area where the new P3.75-billion Puerto Princesa Airport is being built.

Upon arriving here, the President proceeded to the open ramp at the earth mount barrier between the Western Command’s Air Defense Alert Center and the construction site of the new Puerto Princesa Airport for the inspection.

He was briefed by Transportation Undersecretary Julianito Bucayan regarding the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project, located in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The project aims to improve the facilities of the existing Puerto Princesa Airport, ensuring quality of airport service and compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.(MNS photo)

President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The project aims to improve the facilities of the existing Puerto Princesa Airport, ensuring quality of airport service and compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.(MNS photo)

The project, which is expected to be completed by January 2017, was 29.12 percent complete as of last March.

It is being financed by the Export-Import Bank of Korea under the operation and management of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund of Korea.

“The project is designed to enhance the quality of airport services in Palawan to comply with  International Civil Aviation Organization  (ICAO) safety standards; and expand the Puerto Princesa International Airport’s capacity to address the growing air traffic in Palawan,” said Bucayan.

President Benigno S. Aquino III is received by Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin, Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Joseph George Alvarez, 2ndDistrict Representative Frederick Abueg and 3rd District Representative Douglas Hagedorn, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Lt. Gen. William Hotchkiss (Ret.), The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) Manila Representative Office chief representative/country director Yongkeun Oh and Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Julianito Bucayan upon arrival for the inspection of the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Monday (June 29, 2015). (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III is received by Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin, Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Joseph George Alvarez, 2ndDistrict Representative Frederick Abueg and 3rd District Representative Douglas Hagedorn, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Lt. Gen. William Hotchkiss (Ret.), The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) Manila Representative Office chief representative/country director Yongkeun Oh and Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Julianito Bucayan upon arrival for the inspection of the Puerto Princesa Airport Development Project (PPADP) Open Ramp and the Air Defense Alert Center (ADAC) Western Command Center in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Monday (June 29, 2015). (MNS photo)

He noted that the new airport is expected to accommodate two million passengers per annum, with a peak passenger flow of 690 passengers per hour; and generate as much as 52,000 jobs when it is completed.

It will feature a cargo terminal, a fire and rescue/firefighting facility, a maintenance building, a power house, and a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower with air navigation aid, in compliance with ICAO Category 1 standards.

The new airport also aims to revitalize the transport and trade linkages under the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area. (MNS)

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