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7 ports in Bohol for simultaneous inauguration

  • The Department of Transportation and Philippine Ports Authority will simultaneously inaugurate on October 29 seven port projects in Bohol
  • The Tagbilaran, Jagna, Ubay, Tapal, Talibon, Loon and Maribojoc port projects were completed last year and this year
  • They form part of 472 commercial and social-tourism port projects completed by DOTr and PPA since 2016

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will simultaneously inaugurate seven port projects in Bohol on October 29.

The projects completed last year and this year are in Tagbilaran, Jagna, Ubay, Tapal, Talibon, Loon, and Maribojoc, PPA said in a statement.

In Tagbilaran port, which serves as Bohol’s main gateway to the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao, the the construction of an additional fastcraft berth was finished in June 2021. The project is expected to facilitate movement of vessels and decongest traffic at existing berths, resulting in an increase in trip frequencies. Last April, PPA also inaugurated the port’s new passenger terminal building.

Jagna port, which connects mainland Cebu and Camiguin, can now handle bigger vessels with the completion of a reinforced concrete wharf/deck in July 2021.

From previously accommodating only medium-sized motorized bancas, Ubay port now welcomes medium-sized conventional and roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels after a reinforced concrete pier was constructed in December 2020.

Tapal port’s back-up area and Ro-Ro ramp were finished in October 2020 to cater to increasing passenger traffic.

Several rehabilitation projects have also been carried out in Talibon port, including a Ro-Ro ramp, and the establishment of a covered walkway and security fence. PPA said Talibon port helps take the load off of Tagbilaran Port in terms of cargoes.

A passenger terminal building in Loon port now offers more convenience and comfort to sea passengers.

The rehabilitation and expansion of Maribojoc port, destroyed during the Bohol quake in 2013, was finally completed in June 2021.

PPA said the seven port projects form part of the 472 commercial and social-tourism port projects completed by DOTr and PPA since 2016.

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