Inauguration of P8.9-B Bohol-Panglao int’l airport set for Nov. 27
The inauguration of the P8.9-billion Bohol-Panglao international airport is set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Monday.
A joint statement by the DOTr and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the country’s “first eco-airport” will feature green and sustainable structures, such as solar panels and motion sensor lighting, among others.
It was constructed at the 220-hectare site in Panglao Island and costs P8.914 billion. The facility can hold a total 650 passengers during peak hours, 200 passengers more than what Tagbilaran airport could hold, the DOTr and the CAAP said.
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the inauguration of the terminal. He will be joined by transportation officials including DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and CAAP Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco.
Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and National Economic Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia are also expected to attend the inauguration rites. /ee
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