The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan has adopted a resolution ratifying the Memorandum of Agreement between the Provincial Government and the Department of Transportation and Communications for the acquisition of lot for the expansion of the Kalibo International Airport with an allocation of P175 million.
Based on the MOA, the DOTC will be providing funds for the acquisition of lot for the full development of the KIA including construction of additional facilities and improvement of existing
Up for expansion are the KIA’s passenger terminal complex, vehicular parking area and access road.
The proposed development is eyed to accommodate bigger aircrafts for the growing volume of passengers and will enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety standards of the said international airport.
KIA accommodates international flights to and from the regional capitals and cities in Asia. It is one of two airports serving tourists bound to Boracay Island aside from Boracay Airport in Caticlan.
The said resolution was an amendment to the approved Resolution No. 010, Series of 2013 on July 17, 2013 which authorized Governor Florencio Miraflores to enter into a MOA with the DOTC for the same purpose but involving the amount of P260 million.
It was approved during the July 9 session of the SP. IMT