Duterte inaugurates country’s first ‘eco-airport’

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration of the Philippines’ first ‘eco-airport,’ the Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA), in Panglao, Bohol on November 27.

“With a budget of PhP 8.9 billion, construction of the BPIA started on June 2015 on a total land area of 22 hectares,” Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

It added that the said airport is projected to accommodate more than two million local and foreign tourists and passengers annually compared to the 800,000 capacity of the Tagbilaran Airport.

According to the DOTr, the new airport features energy-saving and clean technology such as green and sustainable structures, solar panels, motion sensor lighting, and natural ventilations.