House bill seeks ‘better facilities’ for 2 airports in Aklan

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first_imgThe proposed AAA has the power toexercise police authority to maintain peace and order within the premises,security of passengers, cargoes, aircraft, airport equipment, structures,personnel, fund, and documents; and to regulate the entry, exit and movementwithin the airports. As of this writing, Haresco’s measureis pending under the committee on government enterprises and privatization.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) The corporate powers of airportauthorities will be exercised by the Board of Directors with its generalmanager as vice chairman and the Secretary of Transportation as ex-officio chairman. The Board, upon recommendation of thegeneral manager, is mandated to fix the rates of dues, charges, fees, andassessments for the use of airport premises, among others. Among the duties and functions of AAAare to formulate a comprehensive and integrated development policy and programsof the airports and to control, supervise, construct, maintain, operate, andprovide facilities for services for the efficient functioning of the airports. “The facilities of two airports mustbe improved for better services offered to tourists visiting Boracay Island.The influx of visitors is tantamount to greater investments, generating jobsand giving wider economic opportunities for the people of Aklan,” Haresco said. Second District Rep. Teodorico HarescoJr. authored House Bill 4176 for the establishment of Aklan Airport Authority(AAA) to operate and administer the Caticlan Airport in Malay town and theKalibo International Airport.        The members of the Board are the Aklanprovincial governor, the secretaries of Finance, Tourism and Justice, theCommissioner of Immigration, and four members from the private sector in theprovince with a term of three years. The general manager, appointed by theAAA board, is tasked to supervise the day-to-day management, operation andadministration of the airports, grant permits or concessions to do businesswithin the premises, and undertake researches, studies, investigations, andother activities related to its present operations and future improvements. KALIBO, Aklan – A body tasked tooversee the efficient and effective economical management and supervision ofAklan’s two airports was proposed in the House of Representatives. The Kalibo International Airport is one of the two airports under a House of Representatives bill which seeks for the establishment of Aklan Airport Authority – tasked to look into the facilities of the two airports amid influx of tourists visiting Boracay Island in Malay town. AKEAN FORUM last_img

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