LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) expressed their full support to the upgrading, rehabilitation and the possible transfer of the Lingayen Airport.
As manifestation of support, a resolution was approved during a special session of the provincial board on August 24.
Authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Salvador S. Perez, Jr., the resolution stated that “at present, the Lingayen Airport has not been adequately maintained nor any considerable improvement has been thereat to modernize the same as compared to existing developed airports of other provinces in the country.”
One of the main thrusts of the administration of Governor Ramon V. Guico III is the enhancement of tourism, trade, commerce and industry in Pangasinan.
The upgrading of facility, into a “fully functional and well-developed Lingayen Airport will not only attract local and foreign tourists and investors but will also serve as a symbol of growth and progress in the Province of Pangasinan,” the resolution disclosed.
The Lingayen Airport is classified as a feeder airport. It has been originally envisioned to cater to the air transportation needs of the province and the nearby provinces.
Under the present administration, plans to improve the province’s infrastructure landscape such as the construction of the Pangasinan Link Expressway, are prioritized.
Plans to establish new tourism facilities to enliven the industry are also on deck.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)