“The much-anticipated Bicol International Airport (BIA) in Daraga, Albay has reached 70.89% overall progress rate,” the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said December 15.
It noted that as of November 30, Package 2A of the airport development project, which covers the construction of landside facilities and other buildings, is 85.97% complete.
“Meanwhile, Package 2B, covering the construction of the PTB and runway extension, as well as the construction of the taxiway, drainage, and other site development works, is 45.39% complete,” it added.
DOTr estimates that once completed the airport can serve a total of two million passengers every year, which is expected to boost air traffic and tourist arrivals in the region.
“The BIA is envisioned to be a key infrastructure which will propel Albay province and the Bicol region into an economic powerhouse, which the Bicolaños will greatly benefit from for years to come,” DOTr said.