KIDAPAWAN CITY — Good news to all residents of North Cotabato and its nearby provinces as the Central Mindanao Airport (CMA) will soon operate and will soon serve flights from the National Capital Region and even areas in Central Visayas.
This was announced to the public by North Cotabato Governor Emmylou "Lala" Taliño-Mendoza during her State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the Provincial Gymnasium, Amas in Kidapawan City.
The governor announced that 41 Deeds of Absolute Sale have been notarized to facilitate the transfer of ownership to the Provincial government and the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
It was learned that there are 23 land titles that were transferred and registered by the Provincial Government and DOTr that were turned over on November 9, 2022.
In the ongoing construction of the perimeter fence worth P32 million, it is currently at 85 percent accomplishment since February 28, 2023 and the construction of the Apron and Taxiway will amount to P75,840,383.92.
The pitch has also been made by the three major airlines companies, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Air Asia.
For March 2023, the airport project site development has been carefully inspected and the plans for the landslide area and the construction of the open canal have been completed.
When the project is completed, there's a possibility that direct flights from Metro Manila, and flights from Mactan Cebu International Airport will open.
The opening of the airport can expect influx of tourists as many people will go to North Cotabato to visit the area's main attraction and other places in the province and its nearby areas.
Apart from this, the governor also talked about other developments in the province since she was reelected from July 2022 to January 2023. JPC