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Surigao airport (IATA: SUG, ICAO: RPMS)
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:54:10 AM »
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Re: Surigao airport (IATA: SUG, ICAO: RPMS)
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 08:55:07 AM »
SURIGAO AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT SEES EXPEDITED TIMELINE WITH NEW CONTRACTOR

https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1429839520488513?__tn__=-R

Direct flights from Manila to Surigao and vice versa are set to resume by yearend as the new contractor for Surigao Airport’s development project has launched an accelerated construction pace to finish runway rehabilitation works by December this year.

The airport sustained damages after a strong earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte in 2017.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Sydiongco, led a site visit and inspection at the said airport yesterday, 07 August 2019, together with Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, to check the progress of the development project.

“As instructed by Secretary Tugade, focus shall be given on this project so as to make sure that no further delays will be incurred. Babantayan po natin ito upang masiguro na matatapos ng naaayon sa napagkasunduang timeline. ‘Yan po ang ginagawa natin at ‘yan po ang mangyayari,” Asec. Lopez said.

A technical briefing for Secretary Andanar and members of the state-run and local media was likewise facilitated with the new contractor, Pacific Concrete (PC).

PC took over the rehabilitation works for the runway after the original contractor, Herbana Builders, was terminated due to abandonment of the project that led to its continuous disrepair.

According to the revised plan, PC shall complete the ongoing preparatory works for the asphalt overlay of the existing 1,000-meter usable runway and the rehabilitation of the unusable portion that was damaged by the magnitude 6.7 tremor.

Further, PC will ensure the completion of an additional usable 400-meter runway portion, bringing the usable runway to 1,400 meters by December 2019. Thereafter, the new contractor is tasked to further adjust the usable runway from 1,400 to its full operational capability before the earthquake at 1,700 meters by the end of February 2020.

“Our priority is to be able to complete the extension of the runway to 1,400 meters by end of this year. A longer runway will enable the airport to accommodate bigger aircrafts,” CAAP DG Jim Sydiongco said.

For his part, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade says the DOTr will stringently monitor the implementation of the rehabilitation and expansion works with the goal of immediately resuming direct flights to and from Surigao City.

“It is our earnest commitment to the people of Surigao to restore the airport’s viability. We will make sure to work on this expediently so we may bring back connectivity in the province at the soonest possible time,” the transportation chief said.

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Re: Surigao airport (IATA: SUG, ICAO: RPMS)
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 03:07:23 PM »
SURIGAO AIRPORT RUNWAY RESTORATION COMPLETED; SET TO RESUME MANILA FLIGHTS BY YEAREND

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The construction to restore the runway of Surigao Airport has been completed, with the gateway set to reopen flights to and from Manila before the year ends.

Runway rehabilitation was conducted following heavy damages wrought by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in 2017 that temporarily limited its operations.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez reported that as of 14 October 2019, construction has been completed for the runway to restore additional 340 meters, bringing the current runway length to 1,400 from previously over 1,000 meters. This will allow Surigao Airport to resume direct flights to and from Manila. Additionally, flights from Surigao to Cebu can now operate without limitations on passenger load.

In August this year, Asec. Lopez and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Syndiongco led a site visit at the airport, together with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar.

The inspection was conducted to ensure that contractors VT Lao and Pacific Concrete expedite repair works upon taking over the rehabilitation project in February this year. The DOTr ordered the contractors to return the airport runway’s operational capability to pre-earthquake conditions.

Following the completion of the 1,400-meter runway, contractors will now work on returning the runway to its previous full operational capability at 1,800 meters by first quarter of 2020.

Asec. Lopez noted that the successful runway completion ahead of the November 2019 is a product of close cooperation between government agencies.

“Secretary Tugade really pushed us to focus on the rehabilitation of the runway of Surigao Airport. The attention to the accomplishment of this project has made all the difference in expediting the resumption of direct flights to Manila. Now, the people of Surigao can maximize their gateway once again,” Asec. Lopez expressed.

For his part, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade welcomed the restoration of Manila flights not just for the connectivity it shall bring but also for the overall economic development of Surigao del Norte.

“We are glad that the contractors made good on their word to deliver in accordance with the deadline set. The people of Surigao deserve this development, most especially after a calamity. Let us always remember that air connectivity is closely tied to regional growth. Ito ‘ho ang kontribusyon ng DOTr, ito ‘ho ang tulong na ibinibigay natin sa ating mga kababayan sa Surigao,” Secretary Tugade said.