Rep. Salceda Grateful to Pres. Duterte for Giving Green Light to the P4.8-Billion Bicol Airport After 11 Years

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One of the country’s most prominent political figure, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda lauded Pres. Rody Duterte for giving the green light of the long-delayed project in Bicol after the President set into motion the completion of the P4.8 billion Bicol International Airport.

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The statement of Rep. Salceda came after Pres. Duterte made tremendous effort  to fulfill the Bicolano’s dream of having a world-class international airport. Pres. Rody Duterte did a wonderful job in just a few months what Pres. Aquino failed for the last three years.

According to Rep. Joey Salceda, Pres. Duterte was able to get the job done in just four months what the Aquino admin failed in the last three years.

Pres. Duterte award the P780 million phase 2 of the project consisting of 17 buildings and land-side facilities; and bid out the P1.8 billion passenger terminal building.

The first President from Mindanao is expected to grace the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bicol International Airport tomorrow, December 8, 2016.

In an interview with the media, Rep. Salceda was quoted as saying “We thank President Duterte for this decisive action and we are confident that an international airport will sustain the gains of Albay tourism,” Salceda said.

Rep. Salceda added further that “Duterte is a good man who genuinely cares for his people – his heart
is in the right place so his guts and gut feel honed by years as local
chief executive is fit for the challenges for nation building‎,” said

Albay tourism exploded from only 8,700 foreign tourists in 2007 to
339,000 in 2015 making it one of the top tourist destinations in the
country. But Salceda believes that Albay has barely scratched the
surface of its tourism potential.

Aside from the airport modernization project of Pres. Duterte, the President also approved the P171-billion South line of the North-South Railway Project which will increase tourist arrival in the Bicol Region.


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