Panglao Airport to be inaugurated Tuesday

MANILAThe new Panglao International Airport in Bohol, set to be inaugurated on Tuesday (Nov. 27), is seen to boost tourist arrivals in the province, with a projected accommodation of some two million passengers annually.

The Department of Transportation said the construction of the country's first eco-airport began in June 2015 but accumulated up to 48 percent of slippage due to delays.

When the Duterte administration assumed office in 2016, the Bohol-Panglao International Airport had a slippage of 48 percent. The completion rate was only 6.48 percent based on official records from June 2015 to June 2016, the DOTr said in a statement over the weekend.

The airport's construction was completed three years ahead of its target schedule on 2021 after DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered for a 24/7 construction schedule to fast-track its completion.

The PHP8.9-billion Panglao Airport will use natural ventilation while solar panels will be installed on the roof of its passenger terminal building, which will cover around one-third of the airport's passenger terminal building energy requirement. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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