14 port projects set for June inauguration

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The 14 projects comprise five port projects in Luzon, four in the Visayas, and five in Mindanao mostly completed last year. Screengrab from the presentation of Philippine Ports Authority Port Operations and Services Department manager Hiyasmin delos Santos.
  • 14 port projects set for June inauguration
  • Opening of seven other port projects to follow in first 100 days of the new administration
  • The Philippine Ports Authority has completed 245 seaport improvement and development projects worth P19.87 billion since June 2016
  • At least 50 port rehabilitation, expansion, development projects for completion in 2023-2024

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to inaugurate 14 port projects nationwide by June and may launch seven others within the first 100 days of the new administration.

The 14 projects comprise five port projects in Luzon, four in the Visayas, and five in Mindanao mostly completed last year, PPA Port Operations and Services Department manager Hiyasmin delos Santos said in a recent webinar on “Sea Power: The Game Changer”.

The 14 ports ready for inauguration next month are:

Luzon

  • P492-million Currimao Port (Ilocos Norte) expansion and construction of port operations building completed in November 2021
  • P1.23-billion Batangas Port integrated port terminal building (Phases 1 and 2a) completed in February 2022 (funded and constructed by port operator Asian Terminals Inc.)
  • P119.72-million Bulan Port (Sorsogon) expansion project completed in August 2021
  • P154.7-million Legazpi Port (Albay) rehabilitation and upgrading project completed in March 2021
  • P192.58-million Tabaco Port (Albay) rehabilitation and upgrading project completed in March 2021

Visayas

  • P60.40-million Basiao Port (Capiz) development project completed in June 2021
  • P363.46-million Banago Port (Negros Occidental) expansion project completed in June 2021
  • P118.33-million Baybay Port (Leyte) rehabilitation project completed in March 2021
  • P122.19-million Palompon Port (Leyte) improvement project completed in November 2021

Mindanao

  • P177.95-million Ozamiz Port (Misamis Occidental) improvement project completed in September 2021
  • P204.30-million Sultan Naga Dimaporo Port (Lanao del Norte) expansion project completed in October 2021
  • P75.99-million Mati Port (Davao Oriental) improvement project completed in January 2021
  • P68.77-million Dapitan port (Zamboanga del Norte) reinforced concrete pier extension completed in July 2021
  • P68.38-million Sindangan port (Zamboanga del Norte) reinforced concrete pier extension completed in January 2021

Seven port projects, three each in Luzon and Visayas and one in Mindanao – will also be ready for inauguration in the first 100 days of the new administration. These are:

  • P240.10-million Capinpin Port (Bataan) expansion project to be completed in June 2022
  • P154.33-million Tablas Port (Romblon) expansion project completed in April 2022
  • P119.15-million Balanacan Port (Marinduque) expansion project completed in March 2022
  • P240.89-million Dumangas Port (Iloilo) expansion project completed in February 2022
  • P161.90-million Getafe Port (Bohol) expansion project completed in March 2022
  • P52.930-million Maasin Port (Leyte) expansion project completed in March 2022
  • P322.87-million Dapitan Port (Zamboanga del Norte) development project to be completed this May 2022

Santos said PPA since June 2016 has completed 245 seaport improvement and development projects worth P19.87 billion.

In the next two years, PPA is expected to complete at least 50 more port rehabilitation, expansion, and development projects. These will include construction of the country’s two biggest port terminal buildings located at the ports of Zamboanga and Calapan.

PPA earlier said Zamboanga Port’s new port terminal building will be the biggest in the country and can accommodate about 4,500 passengers at any given time.

The project will increase the port’s annual passenger traffic from 3.5 million to 6 million passengers. Calapan Port’s new passenger terminal building, meanwhile, will be able to accommodate 3,500 passengers.