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Bautista upgrading of all airports

June 30, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 186 views

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) hosted a special flag raising ceremony yesterday honoring Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista who commemorated his first year as a government official.

The ceremony also marked the last day of DOTr’s temporary stay at the CAAP Central Office Main Building and signaled the department’s imminent move to its new location in Metro Manila.

During the event, Secretary Jaime Bautista expressed his heartfelt gratitude to CAAP for their exceptional hospitality, as they graciously allowed and welcomed the DOTr Office of the Secretary to utilize a portion of the CAAP Main Building’s 4th floor as its temporary home. While the DOTr’s primary office at Primex Tower in San Juan City is undergoing renovations, the CAAP office served as a conducive environment for the department’s operations.

Reflecting on his time at the CAAP compound, Secretary Bautista shared numerous significant experiences, highlighting the encounters with ambassadors from various nations, the oath-taking ceremonies of DOTr officials and its attached agencies, and the crucial meetings with stakeholders from diverse transportation sectors, greatly contributing to the Secretary’s understanding and appreciation not just of the aviation industry but also of the transport sector as a whole.

Looking ahead, Secretary Bautista outlined his future plans for the aviation sector, emphasizing the development of airports in provinces across the country. These initiatives aim to enhance accessibility, improve safety standards, and stimulate economic growth by connecting more regions through efficient air transport.