New airport terminal to rise soon: Lawmaker-A A +A
Friday, August 31, 2012
CONGESTION in the departure area of Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airports would be a thing of the past when the construction of the new terminal building would be completed early next year.
Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, 1st District of Leyte, assured people of Eastern Visayas, tourists, and businessmen who frequently visit the region through Tacloban City Airport that funds for the said project were already available and construction of a much bigger terminal building would soon be completed.
“We are very happy that even our President mentioned it in his State of the Nation Address. So, I would like to thank everyone for supporting this project. As representative of the first district, alongside with the mayor of Tacloban City, we are very, very much behind it.” Romualdez said.
Romualdez also expressed his gratitude to his fellow congressmen who also helped in securing the needed funds. Romualdez stressed the importance of the airport in the region.
He explained that the implementation of the project was delayed because there were processes and evaluations that had to be made.
“Although the project was not originally envisioned, at least we can hope it will satisfy the passengers and other parties. It is for the comfort and efficiency of travelers,” the congressman added.
At present, five airline companies are regularly plying their route in Tacloban City Airport with 16 flights every day. Last August 1, SeaAir flies from Manila Domestic Airport (NAIA Terminal 4) to the city.
“It would be a larger area than we have now. Alongside would be offices, ticketing area and, of course, the arrival area. In terms of actual square footage and all that, the technical design, I believe it is in its finalization stages,” Romualdez said.
Romualdez clarified that the international aspect of the airport is on hold because there are requirements that should be met like the extension of the runway. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)