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Bicol airport 72% complete

  • Bicol International Airport has achieved a 72.2% overall progress rate as of January
  • Package 2A (construction of landside facilities and other buildings) is 88.2% complete
  • Package 2B (construction of the passenger terminal building and runway extension, as well as construction of the taxiway, drainage and other site development works) is 49.5% complete

The Bicol International Airport (BIA) has achieved a 72.2% overall progress rate, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

As of 13 January 2021, Package 2A of the airport development project, which covers construction of landside facilities and other buildings, is 88.2% done, the agency said.

Package 2B, covering construction of the passenger terminal building and runway extension, as well as construction of the taxiway, drainage and other site development works, is also 49.5% complete.

The airport is expected to serve a total of two million passengers every year once finished.

A key infrastructure project under the government’s Build Build Build program, BIA will pave the way for Albay province and the Bicol region’s transformation into an economic powerhouse, greatly benefitting Bicolanos for years ahead, according to DOTr.

The pre-feasibility study for BIA started in 1996, and the Notice to Proceed was given in 2003. Actual construction began only in December 2016.

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