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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bicol RDC approves feasibility study for rehab of Larap Airport in Cam Norte

By Rosalita B. Manlangit

DAET, Camarines Norte, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Bicol has approved the conduct of a feasibility study on the rehabilitation of Larap Airport in Jose Panganiban in Camarines Norte during its meeting held September 18 at Pineapple Island Resort here.

The conduct of feasibility study will be endorsed for fund support to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

The rehabilitation of Larap airport will provide alternative transport facility for tourists visiting the Bicol Triple C - Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes tourism area, and for businessmen transporting goods from the special economic zone at Larap, Jose Panganiban. It will also be an alternative hangar and aircraft maintenance site for private planes, and as staging facility for Philippine Air Force air assets.

The project involves the conduct of feasibility study (FS) to develop Larap Airport to Category 3C Aerodome Reference Code that can cater to AT72/Q400 aircraft with seating capacity of 70 passengers.

Jose Panganiban Mayor Ricarte Padilla said that they are eyeing for the Larap Airport more in terms of development into an international standards and will serve as an entry point for tourists to Triple C provinces and as well as to Almasor -Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon.

Daet Mayor Tito Sarion on the other hand said that he agreed to the additional airport aside from the development of the airport in the town which will also boost more tourists in the province.

It can be recalled that the RDC has already endorsed the provincial government allocation of P100 million for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Daet airport.

The council has already passed a resolution and transmitted to Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) wherein the latter has informed that the Daet airport is capable of serving turbo-prop type of aircraft.

Earlier Governor Edgardo Tallado thanked the RDC for the support in the province wherein there are endorsed projects under the Convergence on Tourism Support Infrastructure Program in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Among these are the rehabilitation/improvement of 5 road sections along Pres. Cory Aquino Boulevard with P50 million each or a total of P250M; construction of 4 bridges along Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd. with P50M each bridge or a total of P200M;rehabilitation/improvement of Daet San Vicente Road of P50M; rehabilitation/improvement of 3 road sections along Mercedes-Basud Road with P50M each section or a total of P150M and the rehabilitation/improvement of 2 road sections along Daet-San Lorenzo Road with P50M each or a total of P100M.

Meanwhile the RDC gave a plaque of recognition to the awardees in Bicol for the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Index wherein Naga City received the most number of recognitions and emerges as the most competitive component city in 2015 and from third place in 2014, was also the first in all pillars of competitiveness.

Included in the top 50 competitive component cities in Bicol are: Legazpi City (15th), Tabaco City (33rd ), Ligao City (38th), Iriga City (41st ), and Sorsogon City (47th); and in top 50 competitive first to third municipalities are Polangui, Albay, (13th ), Daet, Camarines Norte (14th ) and Pili, Camarines Sur (29th ).

The RDC also commends Mr. Ronaldo C. Reyes of Tabaco National High School of Tabaco City as one of the four awardees for 2015 Outstanding Teachers under secondary competition and Senior Supt. Marlo S. Meneses of the Albay Police Provincial Office as one of the 2015 Outstanding Police Officers both of 2015 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos.

The province of Albay was also recognized as one of the recipients for 2015 Galing Pook Award for Good Governance in the field of humanitarian assistance mission.

Albay won its first Galing Pook award in 2008 for its Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Programs and its second Galing Pook award in 2011 for its health innovations and programs.

On the other hand, the revised Comprehensive Investment Programming Guidelines (CIPG) was also approved by the RDC. The CIPG provides the principles, processes and requirements of the Bicol RDC in the preparation of the Regional Development Investment Plan (RDIP) and Regional Budget Proposal (RBP).

Other topics which were approved and endorsed were the 2014 Regional Development Report, Matnog on effective queuing system, disaster mitigation projects in Catanduanes, inclusive partnership for agricultural competitiveness, Kinamaligan Resettlement Project Phase 3 and Abot-Alam Program. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)

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