The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reported the recent completion of development projects at the Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga City and at the Jolo Airport in Sulu province.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade praised the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the completion of the two Mindanao airport projects, which are expected to greatly benefit the whole region.
“With the work we are doing, especially with the work the CAAP is continuing with, the aviation sector will surely recover. Ito ‘hong mga proyektong ito ang paraan namin para sabihing (These projects are our way of saying) we will get back on our feet and we will do so by enhancing our mobility and connectivity,” Tugade said.
Improvements made include the rehabilitation of its Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) in the Zamboanga International Airport
There is also continuing appropriations for the site acquisition of the New Zamboanga International Airport, to be located in the Mercedes–Talabaan area.
Improvements were also made at the Jolo Airport, which is the only gateway serving the province of Sulu. The completed improvements include the construction of the airport’s PTB.