TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the agency was able to build and modernize airports all over the country.

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) chief's statement came few days before the end of President Duterte's term.

The Department stated that it had completed 250 aviation projects within six years.

The DoTr added that advanced air connectivity and mobility in the country, and to the rest of the world has been the aim of the agency under Tugade's leadership.

DoTr pursued this mandate and remained unstoppable in building new gateways and rehabilitating existing ones up to the last day of the Duterte Administration.

The DOTr, accomplished the projects together with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

The completed projects include the new passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport, the new and world-class Bicol International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Puerto Princesa International Airport, Zamboanga International Airport, Catarman Airport, Calbayog Airport, Siquijor Airport, General Santos Airport, Ormoc Airport, Virac Airport, Camiguin Airport, Butuan Airport, among others.

The DOTr’s Aviation and Airports Sector continued to oversee the developments at the NAIA, Vigan Airport, Surigao Airport, Siargao Airport, and Davao International Airport.

Other DoTr's projects for the country’s aviation and airports include the establishment of the Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), as well as the night-rating of 23 commercial airports, in a bid to increase the operational efficiency of airports and reduce daytime flight congestion.

“This is what we have done— build the airports, improve it, modernize it, make it world-class," Tugade earlier said.

He added that DoTr remained driven to deliver, serve, and build for the Filipino people, with a vision of making their lives comfortable and convenient.