Country’s Green Gateway to the World 90% complete

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the development of new Bohol airport in Panglao Island, Bohol was 90.14% complete as of June 30, 2018.

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“Designed to be the country’s first eco-airport and dubbed as the “Green Gateway to the World”, environment-friendly and sustainable structures will be used, along with solar panels to be installed on the Passenger Terminal Building’s roof to cover around 1/3 of the airport’s energy requirement,” the DOTr said.

DOTr said the Panglao airport is expected to accommodate two million passengers in its opening year, alone from 800,000 passengers currently being accommodated by the Tagbilaran airport.

Japanese joint venture between Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation is the prime contractor for the said airport project. The joint venture announced that it bagged the project in March 2015.

The project is funded through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) official development assistance (ODA) loan.

“Built under the “Eco Airport,” concept and using advanced Japanese technology, the facility will be furnished with a photovoltaic power generation system and a filtering system to avoid polluting the surrounding environment by drainage during construction,” Mitsubishi said.

“The construction of the new airport includes a 2,500 meter runway and a terminal building that can accommodate two million passengers per year, and airport special facilities, such as Baggage Handling System, Aeronautical Ground Lighting System, Air Navigation Facilities, Airport Security System, and so on,” Chiyoda said.