PHL’s Green Gateway to the World now 5% to completion

“The Bohol ‘Panglao’ Airport, designed to be the country’s first eco-airport, and dubbed as the ‘Green Gateway to the World’ is now 95.16% complete,” the Department of Transportation said on October 9.

“To conform with its environment-friendly theme, sustainable structures were used, along with solar panels on the roof of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), which will provide 30% of its electrical requirements,” DOTr added.

“The Bohol Panglao Airport also stood out for its Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) that is currently 99.72% finished, and is expected to be completed by 18 October 2018,” the department said.

New Bohol Airport is expected to accommodate more than two 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.