After 11-years of Delay Bicol International Airport Start Operating by June 2020
After 11-years of delay, the Bicol International Airport will be completely constructed and will start operating this June 2020.
The Department Of Transportation (DOTr) was pleased to announce the developments on the Bicol International Airport. The agency confirmed that after a very long delay of almost 11 years, the airport will soon be open.
Known as the “Most Scenic Gateway” in the Philippines, the Bicol International Airport is already at 62.04 percent completion and is expected to be finished by July.
DOTr stated, “Makalipas ang 11 years delay, ang tinaguriang most scenic gateway sa banda—sa Daraga, Albay, ay malapit nang matapos!”
According to the article Philippine News Agency, DOTr said that the new gateway will be serving over 2 million passengers annually. The passengers will be greeted with the majestic view of Mt. Mayon. The agency said, “At, may bonus pa na tanawin na makikita ang mga pasahero, sa napakagandang view ng bulkang Mayon!”
The P4.8-billion Bicol project includes construction of a new terminal and extension of the runway. It will have new and higher capacity facilities and enhanced safety of airport operations. Located in Legazpi City in Albay, it is seen to help further promote the tourism of the Bicol region.
Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda earlier revealed that DOTr Secretary Arthur has promised the completion of the airport in 2020.
“You restored my faith in our future,” Salceda told Tugade.
During their meeting in Clark, Salceda informed Tugade that currently Albay is No. 4 in domestic tourism arrivals. With the new airport in place, it would surely increase its number as it reaches the Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon traffic.
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