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Tugade inspects construction works at Bicol International Airport

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Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade inspected the ongoing construction of the Bicol International Airport, which is also dubbed as the country’s “Most Scenic Gateway”

Tugade said that the department is eyeing to open the said airport by the end of the year or early next year.

“Sa ating nakikita ngayon, hangaran namin na maging kumpleto yung pisikal at aktwal na konstruksyon sa kabuwanan ng Hunyo o Hulyo ngayong taon. Kung nagawa ‘yun, akin pong hangarin na magkaroon ng operations dito before the end of the year o next year,” said teh Secretary.

“Sa matagal na panahon na hinintay ng sambayanan, lalo’t higit ng mga Bicolano, ‘yung pagtatapos nitong Bicol International Airport, alalahanin ninyo, bago pa tayo dumating dito, meron nang tatlong groundbreaking ang nagawa rito. Ngayon ‘ho, malapit nang matapos ang aktwal na konstruksyon,” he added.

Tugade earlier ordered the 24/7 construction works in the BIA in order to complete it as soon as possible.

The DOTr chief inspected the two project packages of the BIA.

“Ang Package 2A, na sumasakop sa konstruksyon ang landslide facilities, site development at iba pang gusali, ay nasa 94.40% complete na, at tinatayang matatapos ngayong buwan,” said the Transportation department.

“Habang ang Package 2B naman, na sumasakop sa konstruksyon ng Passenger Terminal Building, runway extension, taxiway, drainage, at iba pang site development works, ay kasalukuyang nasa 68.14% completion rate,” he added.