Duterte Gov't Opens The New World-Class Puerto Princesa International Airport


The Department of Transportation (DOTr) under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has scheduled the inauguration of upgraded Puerto Princesa International Airport.

The new and improved airport in Palawan was previously scheduled to open first quarter of this year, however, construction was extended 90 days because of the development of perimeter road.

“On May 03, 2017, the DOTr will inaugurate the Puerto Princesa Airport, a newly developed international airport which was designed to accommodate 1.9 million passengers annually and expected to be one of the Philippines’ gateway to Asia,” DOTr said.

The P4 billion worth development project included the construction of new passenger and cargo building, apron, taxiways and navigation facilities.

The government targets to increase tourists arrivals to around 1.3 million this year, after the opening of the world-class airport.

In 2014, Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.-GS Engineering and Construction joint venture (Kumho-GS) won the bidding for the $82.9-million design-and-build contract for the airport development project.

The contract gave the joint venture 30 months to complete the project.





Source: UPH
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