P55-M Jolo Airport improvement up

Jolo, Sulu – The Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) has allotted some P55-million for the rehabilitation and improvement of the Jolo Airport with this capital town.

Representative Habib Tupay Loong (1st Region, Sulu) said the DOTC may obtain the P54. 7-million fund from the 2014 infrastructure program budget from the agency.

Loong mentioned the amount will be used in the design of a new 960-square meter two-story passenger terminal building, including other facilities inside the airport compound.

He added that the funding will also cover the construction and improvement of the 1, 000-square meter parking area at the airport area, and the construction of the compound edge and security fence.

Loong said that at present, the airport’s passenger terminal building is already older and dilapidated, and calls for the immediate construction of a new edifice to serve as the passengers’ waiting around lounge.

The edge fence of the airport, he added, has to be constructed to prevent stray pets, like cows, goats, and dogs, from entering the airport catwalk area.

It will also prevent possible accidents during landing and take-off of commercial aircrafts serving the province, he said.

Loong also believes that enhancing the facilities at the airport may also contribute to the increase in the traveler traffic bound for Zamboanga City and vice versa.

The 73-year-old Jolo Airport has been classified as minor domestic airport in the country by the Civil Aviation Specialist of the Philippines. The airport has been constructed in 1940.


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Jolo, Sulu – The Division of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has allotted some P55-million for that rehabilitation and improvement of the Jolo Airport in this capital town.

Representative Habib Tupay Loong (1st District, Sulu) said the DOTC will obtain the P54. 7-million fund from the 2014 infrastructure plan budget of the agency.

Loong said the amount will be used in the construction of a new 960-square meter two-story passenger terminal creating, including other facilities inside the airport compound.

He added that the funding will also cover the construction and improvement of the one, 000-square meter parking area in the airport zone, and the construction from the compound perimeter and security fence.

Loong said that presently, the airport’s passenger terminal creating is already old and dilapidated, and calls for the immediate construction of the new edifice to serve as the passengers’ waiting lounge.

The perimeter fence of the airport, he added, has to be constructed to prevent stray animals, like cows, goats, and dogs, from entering the airport runway area.

It will also prevent possible accidents throughout landing and take-off of commercial aircrafts serving the province, he mentioned.

Loong also thinks that improving the facilities in the airport will also contribute to the embrace the passenger traffic bound meant for Zamboanga City and vice versa.

The 73-year-old Jolo Airport has been classified as minimal domestic airport in the country by the City Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The airport was constructed in 1940.

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