President Duterte gives greenlight to Bicol airport after 11 years

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda praised President Rodrigo Duterte for giving green light to the 
Bicol International Airport in Daraga, Albay.

Salcedo said in just a couple of months, Duterte did a lot of achievements. unlike the previous administration.

He also thanked Duterte for his decisive action. Duterte also is expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Bicol International Airport on Thursday.

“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.

“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,” Salceda. added.

Because of the efforts of the Salceda to boost the tourism in Albay, the 8,700 foreign tourist in 2007 exploted to 339,000 in 2015. But Salceda believes that Albay has still a potential to push it to millions of foreign tourist every year.

Salcedo believed that because of the new developments, it can help to boost the tourist in Bicol. 

It is said that the foreign tourist is expected to triple to 1.2 million by 2025 after the approval of the P171-billion South line of the North-South Railway Project.

The Bicol Airport is a pet project of Salceda pitched during the presidency of Arroyo but left out during the Aquino administration.

Source: Politiko

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