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Solon wants to grant franchises to build airports in rural areas By Charlie V. Manalo 05/29/2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Solon wants to grant franchises to build airports in rural areas

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/29/2011

A lawmaker has filed a bill granting airline franchisees the right to develop airports in rural areas in the country.
Valenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo, author of House Bill 3775, said the proposal will provide a way to develop rural airports through the help of the private sector.

“Our country sorely needs dependable transport systems to make economically convenient and affordable access to and from rural areas. For commerce of any national importance to take any meaningful presence in a community, options of transport services must be made available to allow the use of the kind of service commensurate to the nature of the requirement,” Gunigundo said.

Gunigundo said many airline companies can now expand their missionary routes by allowing them to invest in the construction and development of airport facilities in rural areas..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110529nat1.html

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