PHL’s Green Gateway to the World 91.62% complete

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on July 26 inspected the construction of New Bohol Airport in Panglao Island, Bohol which is now 91.62% complete.

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The airport will be known as Philippines’ Green Gateway to the World.

Secretary Tugade with other Department of Transportation officials checked the progress of the construction works, from the runway to the passenger terminal, perimeter fence, and the sewerage treatment system, in order to ensure that the project will be completed as scheduled.

“Once operational, the country’s first eco-airport can accommodate seven (7) aircraft at one time, including large aircraft for international flights, and is expected to accommodate two (2) million passengers in its opening year,” 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.