DoTr allots additional P500-M fund for Antique Airport
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) has earmarked an additional P500 million for Antique Airport’s upgrade and runway extension, a project that is seen to deliver economic benefits to the province and the Western Visayas region.
“The fund allocation will guarantee an upsurge in tourism and economic activities in Antique and Western Visayas,” the DoTr said in a press release on Monday.
The fund is included in the 2023 General Appropriations Act, under the “Construction, Rehabilitation, And Improvement of other Transportation Infrastructure-Aviation”.
The upgrade of the airport, also known as the Evelio B. Javier Airport, covers the construction of a passenger terminal building, control tower, and fire house.
DoTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Roberto Cecilio O. Lim said the department will also use the fund for the relocation and replication of the Salazar Elementary School. — Justine Irish D. Tabile