Thursday, 10 December 2009

Update photo: Jolo airport

Manila Standard


Ready for takeoff. Before-and-after photos of the Jolo airport runway show the extent of the improvement done by a joint RP-US partnership on Sulu island’s lone airport. The old airport runway (upper photo) was extended to 1,845 meters from 1,200 and widened to 30 meters from 18, and is now an all-concrete runway (lower photo) that can accommodate bigger planes such as the Boeing 737s and Airbus 320s. The airport improvement was a joint project of the Transport Department, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and the US Agency for International Development.

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