Renovated Bohol port damaged by 2013 quake inaugurated

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade led the inauguration ceremony for the newly renovated Tubigon Port, damaged by the 2013 earthquake, in Bohol today, January 5, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

“The Tubigon Port is the best option for travelers from Bohol going to Cebu and vice versa because of the short travel time, numerous transport schedules, cheap fares and availability of public vehicles that ply routes to any point in Bohol,” DOTr said.

DOTr said the port is now capable of accommodating up to 28 ships and an average of 4,000 passengers daily, nearly thrice its previous capacity of 10 ships and 1,500 passengers.

“The rehabilitation project also includes the establishment of a one-stop shop for a more convenient clearing and payment of port charges; the repair of the pedestrian covered walkway, lighting system, security fence and gate; and improvements on the port access road,” it added.