By the end of this year, civil works of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) shall have reached 65-percent accomplishment which is more than two months ahead of schedule. And, by March next year, the runway shall have been completed so that the presidential plane would be the first aircraft to have landed on it. These, in gist, were the work targets that Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno set during the Regional Development Council’s meeting yesterday (September 24) for the P7.8- billion LADP in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental which the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Project Management Office (PMO) must pursue.
“Today, the accomplishment is more than 50 percent. By year-end, it will be 65 percent with more than 12 weeks to go, at one-percent per week,” Moreno pointed out in his welcome message and updates on the airport project. To date, the 4.3-kilometer access road has already been completed, relocation of affected residents already in placed, while the construction of the passenger terminal and taxi-way are on underway.
He admitted though that prior to the ocular visit of Presidential Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the airport site in January 2006 he was cynical of the project since there were several ground-breaking rites in the past yet it had not taken off.
“It’s her baby…the President must be credited for this airport project. It’s a dream come true for her,” said the former two-time congressman who is now serving his second term as Misamis Oriental’s chief executive. “She must be the first, in her presidential plane, to have landed here,” Governor Moreno told the RDC members.
Presided over by Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, the chairperson of the regional policy-making body which is composed of local chief executives, heads of regional line agencies, and representatives of the private sector and civil society groups, the RDC’s 83rd full council meeting at the LADP site was hosted by the DOTC-PMO of the LADP under the leadership of Engr. Delia P. Capicenio. MISAMIS ORIENTAL PROVINCIAL PRESS OFFICE