LOOK: Bicol International Airport construction to resume after 11 years of being on hold

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced today that the construction of Bicol International Airport will resume after an 11-year pause.

According to DOTr:

With Mount Mayon as its scenic background, the Bicol International Airport is now 50% complete!

After being put on hold for 11 years, the Bicol International Airport finally resumed construction this year. The construction of the runway, taxiway apron, and perimeter fence has been completed, while land-side facilities, which includes 17 buildings for cargo, air traffic control, material recovery facilities, and the water reservoir is still ongoing with a 30.39% completion rate and its passenger terminal building with a 5.78% completion rate.

Once completed by 2020, the Bicol International Airport is expected to accommodate 2 million passengers annually with the new and higher capacity facilities and enhanced safety of airport operation. This will also boost tourism arrival in Bicol and help Albay become an economic powerhouse.

Despite the long hold on the project, this is still probably a good news to look forward.

The reason why the construction was put on hold was not provided.

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