UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — An international airport in Palawan, Philippines has been fined for not complying with fire safety standards.
The regional Bureau of Fire Protection imposed a ₱50,000 ($943) penalty to the Puerto Princesa International Airport on Monday, July 9.
The airport has reportedly used untested fire detectors and sprinkler systems. It also has no secondary exits, occupancy permits, and fire safety certification.
The airport has 15 days to address these concerns.
According to Palawan News, an airport spokesperson said it is in the process of complying with the set standards but that some would take more time.
Puerto Princesa International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the Philippines. It opened in May of last year to accommodate booming tourism in the province.