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Bicol International Airport getting closer to completion, says DOTr

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The Department of Transportation announced that the much-anticipated Bicol International Airport (BIA) in Daraga, Albay is nearing its completion.

Latest data from the Transportation department showed that the airport, dubbed as the “most scenic gateway,” has reached 70.89% overall progress rate.

As 30 November 30, Package 2A of the airport development project, which covers the construction of landside facilities and other buildings, is 85.97% complete.

On the other hand, Package 2B, covering the construction of the PTB and runway extension, as well as the construction of the taxiway, drainage, and other site development works, is 45.39% complete.

The airport, once completed, can serve a total of two million passengers every year, which will boost air traffic and tourist arrivals in the region, said the DOTr.

“The BIA is envisioned to be a key infrastructure which will propel Albay province and the Bicol region into an economic powerhouse, which the Bicolaños will greatly benefit from for years to come,” the Transportation department said.

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