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Jun 22 2017

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PANGLAO AIRPORT PROJECT UPDATE

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NEDA Sec. Ernesto Pernia, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Rep. Rene Relampagos of the First District and DOTr Project Director Edgar Mangalili are now meeting in Panglao on the progress of the new Bohol airport construction. Pernia has clarified with the DOTr that the Bohol airport is not included in the new airport projects in the country which public-private partnership (PPP) mode of operation and maintenance has been cancelled. Even after its completion, the aipor’s runway is to be possibly extended to accommodate direct flights from America and Europe. The present design can already accommodate regional flights from connecting airports in Asia-Pacific countries.
This morning, meanwhile, flew the maiden flight of PAL from Incheon in South Korea to Bohol via Tagbilaran City airport–and also PAL’s first from Bohol to Cebu, vice versa. The Korea-Bohol daily flight has established Bohol as PAL’s fifth foreign gateway to the country.
The Tagbilaran airport will be closed—and probably converted into a business park or special economic zone—once the Panglao airport will have operationalized starting June in 2018.
The on-going Panglao meeting is also attended by officials and key technical people from the Japan Airport Consultants and consortium of contractors.

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