Ita all comes down to budget. hno: On the bid documents, it says that the terminal building is expandable to 3 airbridges.Why only two airbridges? I once had a flight to Cebu from DZR where there were 5 planes on the Tarmac/Apron. Well, they can use the movable stairs but there should be at least 4 or 5 airbridges.
I think 4-5 air bridges is impossible as per the terminal size is not applicable for 4-5 air briges because of its size as you see hanggang 2-3 air bridges lang talaga siyaWhy only two airbridges? I once had a flight to Cebu from DZR where there were 5 planes on the Tarmac/Apron. Well, they can use the movable stairs but there should be at least 4 or 5 airbridges.
Emerging cities and the IT-BPM industry
THE information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry needs to consider the emerging cities, according to Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) chief executive officer David Leechiu.
Leechiu said emerging cities are very capable to meet the demand of the companies. “The Philippine realty business is ready for the BPO boom,” he said in a recent press interview.
LPC identified the locations as Tuguegarao, Cagayan; Dagupan, Pangasinan; Malolos and Meycauayan in Bulacan; Batangas City in Batangas; Kalibo, Aklan; Tacloban, Leyte and Tagbiliran, Bohol. “These are virgin territories for IT-BPM firms,” he pointed out. To entice IT-BPM companies to move into new locations, Leechiu said the national government must provide local government units stronger support in building a healthy labor pool, install fiber connectivity, accessibility and a stronger tourism roadmap. Furthermore, Leechiu said other areas that have IT-BPM presence can be further developed to improve their standing.
Challenges in developing emerging cities
LAGDAMEO said it is a bit of challenge to make the emerging cities relevant to the population, For instance, he said DLI needs to entice the people to support agriculture to ensure food security and livelihood. Instead of putting up the traditional structures such as semiconductor industries plants and other industrial parks, DLI prefers an agro-industrial complex. “Instead of industrial parks catering to car parts or airplane parts, why not put up agro-industrial parks to ensure food security,” he explained.
“We also want to make agriculture cool again,” he added. As part of the DLI vision, Lagdameo said they are thinking of bringing the best practices to make the province to be a better place to live in. “We are happy that Mindanao is now getting more attention. I think it is high time to give attention to Mindanao. What we’d like to achieve make the people stay there in Mindanao, and bring more investments,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Wenceslao said there is no perfect city. Even if all the developers have all the designs and masterplans, there might some be certain factors that will happen and conform to the plans. Nevertheless, he said emerging cities have to adapt to the changes on the fly. To make the emerging city relevant to the people, Lagdameo said it needs to find the proper match and remind the people of their heritage to retain its soul and character.