PHL’s ‘Green Gateway to the World’ 87.6% complete

The Philippines’ first eco-friendly airport, the New Bohol Airport in Panglao Island, Bohol also dubbed as “Green Gateway to the World” was 87.62% complete as of May 31, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

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.