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DOTr touts upgraded Virac Airport

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The Department of Transportation has touted the rehabilitation and improvement of the Virac Airport.

“Noon, naiwang kaawa-awa ang estado ng Virac Airport sa Catanduanes. Natengga rin ng matagal na panahon ang modernisasyon nito,” said the Transportation department.

“Dahil hangad ng DOTr, sa ilalim ng liderato ni Secretary Art Tugade, at ng CAAP, na mabigyan ng maayos, mala-world class, at matibay na airport infrastructure ang ating mga kababayan sa Bicol region, agarang isinakatuparan ang rehabilitation at improvement project ng Virac Airport,” it added.

According to the DOTr, the airport’s passenger terminal building, reblocking of taxiway, strip width correction, asphalt overlay, and construction of drainage system are now completed.

“Dagdag pa rito, matapos mapinsala ang terminal ng airport ng bagyong Rolly noong 2020, agarang isinagawa at kinumpleto ang repair works nito,” said the DOTr.

“Ngayon, kumportable, kumbinyente at ligtas na ang hatid na serbisyo ng Virac Airport para sa mga pasahero at ating mga kababayan sa Catanduanes,” it added.

The upgraded airport is also seen to boost opportunities for Virac, especially in tourism.

“Inaasahan din ang pagbubukas ng napakaraming oportunidad para sa lalawigan, kabilang na ang higit pang pag-usbong ng turismo, ekonomiya, at antas ng pamumuhay dito,” said the DOTr.