By Ariel Fernandez
After the heavy rain due to typhoon, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) started repair of potholes found at the runway taxiway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said he had been planning since last week, but we needed good weather to do the repair.
Transportation Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, said the potholes were at the Charlie 4 taxiway of the NAIA. He explained that as early as last week, authorities had been attempting to conduct the repairs, but these were delayed due to bad weather.
Tamayo already informed DOTr Secretary Art Tugade after he sent text message and immediately ask for the repair schedule and the immediate timeline, and the repair works commenced at 2 p.m. yesterday.
Monreal said the repair of three out of the six potholes have been completed. Work is ongoing until all the repairs are completed. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to airlines about the potholes and work in progress.
“Immediate repair and swift action so as not to compromise the safety of the riding public, yun ang bilin ni Sec. Tugade. That’s why as soon as we got the chance, we got to work. Based on the inspection, no potholes were found on the runways. The taxiway issues would not sacrifice the safety of the riding public,” Monreal said.
Monreal likewise assured no flights were affected nor disrupted during the repairs