BOHOL-PANGAO INT’L AIRPORT OPENS TUESDAY
The Bohol-Panglao International Airport, opens its doors to the public in an inaugural ceremony on Tuesday, a move that is seen to further spur tourism activity in the area.
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the inauguration tomorrow, 27 November 2018.
Tourists, local and foreign alike, will soon land in an airport providing direct access to the island paradise of Panglao in Bohol.
Dubbed as the “Green Gateway to the World,” the airport boasts of environmentally sustainable structures and green technology. The solar panels on the roof of the passenger terminal building are expected to provide 30 percent of its electrical requirements.
Meanwhile, the airport’s sewage treatment plant will make waste water acceptable for reuse or for returning to the environment. The solid waste disposal system and stable water works system have passed international standards.
Since the Duterte administration took over, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered for a 24/7 construction schedule to fast-track the airport’s completion.
The new airport can accommodate as many as two million passengers a year, more than double the annual 800,000 passenger capacity of Tagbilaran Airport.
On November 28, the airport will start catering to international flights. It can hold up to seven aircrafts at any given time, including large ones for international flights.
Bohol is one of the country’s prime tourist destinations and one of the most visited areas is the popular Chocolate Hills.