Improvement of Palawan airbase eyed 08/31/2011
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (PIA) -- The Antonio Bautista Air Base (ABAB) of the 570th Composite Tactical Wing (CTW), one of the nine air bases in the country, is being eyed for priority development by the Philippine Air Force.
The planning team of the 570th CTW with its counterpart in the Naval Forces West (NFW) and the Western Command (WESCOM) recently undertook a two-day conference to formulate the ABAB Master Development Plan which aims to maximize the use of its land resources. The lay-outs of the land areas of both WESCOM and NFW were integrated in conceptualizing the plan since the two are adjacent to ABAB.
As the three military headquarters share some common needs, the planners aim to come up with a strategic design that would serve as a basis for deciding where to put up a facility, like a hospital for instance, that is most convenient and accessible to all.
Conceptualizing the Master Development Plan would allow the planners to decide what project is most suited to a certain land area so as to maximize its utilization.Experts have been consulted in formulating the conceptual plan for ABAB particularly an environmentalist to determine the effect of a construction project on the natural environment.
Once approved, the implementation of the Master Development Plan would translate to an improved headquarters for the NFW, PAF and WESCOM and better services for the people. (vsm/pia-palawan)