Duterte inaugurates new Boholpanglao International Airport
PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE led the inauguration recently of the P8.9-billion Bohol-panglao International Airport (BPIA). Duterte aswould He stressed that it sured Boholanos of the be the perfect time government’s full support for tourists to explore the in making the province wonders of Bohol urging more accessible Filipinos “to demonstrate to tourists through its solidarity in our shared newly-constructed airport, task of building a stronger which is expected and more robust society to serve as an alternate for all.” gateway to Central Visayas. Dubbed as the “Green Gateway to the World,” the
“This modern airport Panglao airport was built will serve local and international in cooperation with the tourists who Government of Japan supported would like to experience and funded by the the beauty of Panglao. Japan International Cooperation It will also address the Agency. With a total problem of our growing project cost amounting traffic congestion and to P8.914 billion, the facility accelerate economic activities was built in a 220-hectare in the region,” he site in Panglao Island, said. “Be assured of this which is 10 times bigger government’s full support than Tagbilaran Airport’s as you make Bohol 22-hectare land area. more accessible to the With its larger space, it world through this new is expected to accommodate airport.” two million passengers annually, more than double the capacity of Tagbilaran Airport. It can also accommodate four large jets such as Boeing 777s and Airbus 330s, or seven small jets like Airbus 321s or 200s.
It was likewise declared to be the first eco-airport in the country. And we take great pride in its complete airport facilities that feature green and sustainable structures, such as solar panels and motion sensor lighting, among others. When it comes to its architectural design, BPIA features undulating roofs inspired by the world famous Chocolate Hills and the waves from the beaches in Panglao. With the new airport’s opening, the local government will then order the Tagbilaran Airport closed, as it will be developed into a business park.