By Florencio P. Narito
Albay Governor Joey Salceda, has endorsed to the Department of Transportation and Communication and the Civil Aviation Authority the transfer of the Masbate Airport to accommodate bigger aircraft.
Masbate Airport at the heart of the city. Google Maps
The RDC Secretariat said expanding the terminal is listed as a key infrastructure in the Albay-Masbate–Sorsogon tourism development plan.
Moving the airport outside the city followed the International Civil Aviation Organization Standards and Recommended Practices.
The relocation will cost P4.474 billion along with a feasibility study worth P10 million.
The plan also involves development of the abandoned airport site.
Original article is published at Manila Standard Today on October 6, 2012.