BCDA completes P72 million parking facility for Philippine Air Force

MANILA, Philippines – The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has completed a P72-million parking structure for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

The BCDA announced Monday that they had finished the parking facility to improve the PAF facilities inside Villamor Air Base in Pasay City as part of the state firm’s replication program for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The three-level parking facility has a gross floor area of 4,311 square meters and has 106 regular parking slots available. There are also five more parking slots for persons with disabilities, the BCDA said.

“We trust that this BCDA-funded parking facility will not just increase the Air Force’s capacity to accommodate vehicles, but boost its operational capability towards defending the Filipino nation and responding to crises and disasters,” Hedda Rulona, officer-in-charge of BCDA’s Investment and Financial Management Group, was quoted as saying in a press release.

“It fuels the drive to keep building better and modernizing even more, contributing funding that will enable the purchase of air assets that will catapult our Air Force to be the best in the Southeast Asian region,” Rulona added.

LtGen Connor Anthony D. Canlas Sr., commanding general of the PAF, thanked the BCDA for facilitating the funding and construction of the parking facility.

“I know that these are difficult times with soaring oil prices and a very limited budget. But through your ingenuity, the completion of these projects was made possible,” Canlas said during the recent blessing and inauguration ceremony of new PAF facilities.

“The PAF under my leadership … is committed to providing our personnel with the best facilities to successfully perform our mission. The completion of these facilities is a step towards being adaptable to the requirements of our core systems to optimize our air bases’ capacity,” he added. – Christine Annie S. Asistio, INQUIRER.net intern

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