NAIA-1 renovation finished before 2016

Posted at Jul 22 2013 09:47 AM | Updated as of Jul 22 2013 08:21 PM

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MANILA – The renovation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 will be completed before President Aquino’s term expires in 2016, a Palace spokesperson said Monday.

Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma said Aquino recently spoke to Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya about the renovation of the NAIA Terminal 1.

“The completion date is not 2016,” said in an ANC Headstart interview.

He added: “Siguro naman ayaw ng Pangulo na mapariwara ang pangalan ng kanyang ama na si Sen. Ninoy Aquino.”

Coloma admitted that the President has instructed his Cabinet to speed up reforms and finish major infra projects.

“Kahit saan naman sa ASEAN na tayo ay magtravel – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - napaka apparent that we are lagging behind. As we say this, we need to address the structural difficulties dahil inabutan natin yung sistema. Napakatagal talaga nung proseso bago mag-take off ang major infrastructure projects."

“Ginagawa ng Pangulo lahat ng makakaya at hinihimok niya ang miembro ng Gabinete na bilisan na ang pace dahil kulang na nga tayo ng panahon.”

ANC Headstart, July 22, 2013