Transportation Secretary Tugade frowned at the present state and slow pace of improvements at Laguindingan Airport during his inspection yesterday.

Sec. Tugade specifically cited the sad state of the toilets which is beside a Muslim prayer room. He wants improvement works that can be done in the interim to start immediately even if feasibility study for the airport’s rehabilitation will start in the third week of July until October 2019. The rehabilitation covers the expansion of the terminal, improvement of the ceiling, toilets, and other improvement works. Tugade said he does not want projects to be on hold just because there is an O&M proposal.

photo by DOTr
photo by DOTr

Aside from the toilets, Tugade also wants the karinderya out since it is a security concern. There should also be cellphone charging stations and clean drinking water, he added.

Secretary Arthur Tugade conducted the inspection with Usec. for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Usec. for Finance Garry de Guzman, and other DOTr officials.

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