A team from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) composed of Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Undersecretary for Finance Garry De Guzman, and Assistant Secretary for Maritime Fernando Juan Perez conducted a progress inspection of the Bohol “Panglao” Airport today in preparation for its upcoming inauguration within the last quarter of this year.
The team was joined by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General Ernesto Pernia and Office of the President-PMS Presidential Staff Officer Jhazzie Poblete.
“The Bohol Airport, pegged as the country’s “Green Gateway to the World,” is 93.78% complete as of 10 September 2018. The airport approach and ground lighting system, including the beacon light on the tower, were powered last 11 September 2018,” the DOTr said.
According to DOTr, the Airport is designed to handle seven (7) aircraft simultaneously, including large aircraft for international flights.
The said airport is designed to accommodate two (2) million passengers in its opening year.
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.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1203574129781721; https://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/pr/archive/2015/html/0000027010.html; https://www.chiyodacorp.com/en/projects/new-bohol-airport.html