News Bicol International Airport now 92.56% complete

Bicol International Airport now 92.56% complete

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The construction of Bicol International Airport (BIA), which has been delayed for 11 years, is now 92.56% complete, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Art Tugade announced. 

On his verified Facebook page, Tugade gladly announced that the airport that is being constructed in Daraga, Albay is now ready to be inaugurated. 

“Taong 1996 nang simulan ang pre-feasibility study ng Bicol International Airport (BIA), habang ang Notice to Proceed para sa konstruksyin nito ay nakuha noong 2003. Dumaan ang 11 taon at tatlong (3) groundbreaking ceremonies, ngunit walang anumang konstruksyon ang nasimulan,” he wrote. 

“Ngayon, bilang pagtupad natin sa ating pangako sa mga Bicolano, pinagsumikapan ng kasalukuyang administrasyon na pinangungunahan ng ating President, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, at ng Department of Transportation at Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines na agarang simulan, at siguruhing uusad ng mabilis ang pagtatayo ng bagong paliparang ito,” he added. 

He also announced that domestic operation services will commence on October 7. 

BIA will feature state-of-the-art contactless features and operations, for a seamless, effortless, and convenient experience for travelers. 

“Inaasahan din na makatutulong ang pagbubukas ng BIA sa pagpapalago ng ekonomiya at pagpapalawig ng turismo sa rehiyon ng Bicol, lalung-lalo na sa pagbibigay kabuhayan para sa mga Bikolano,” the secretary said. 

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