PPA inaugurates biggest passenger terminal building in Calapan port

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PPA inaugurates biggest passenger terminal building in Calapan port
The new Calapan port passenger terminal building can accommodate 3,500 passengers at any given time, up from its previous capacity of 1,600 passengers. Photo from the Philippine Ports Authority.
  • The Philippine Ports Authority inaugurated its biggest passenger terminal building (PTB) to date at Calapan port in Oriental Mindoro on March 27
  • The new Calapan port PTB can accommodate 3,500 passengers at any given time, up from its previous capacity of 1,600 passengers
  • PPA general manager Jay Daniel Santiago said the opening of the new PTB is just in time for the peak season when the port handles around 12,000 passengers daily

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) inaugurated on March 27 its biggest passenger terminal building (PTB) to date at Calapan port in Oriental Mindoro.

The new Calapan port PTB can accommodate 3,500 passengers at any given time, up from its previous capacity of 1,600 passengers, PPA said in a statement.

The new facility, which cost P364.2 million, features a prayer room, nursing room/clinic, all gender restrooms, high-tech automated doors, x-ray machines, escalators, elevators, and stores.

PPA general manager Jay Daniel Santiago said the opening of the new PTB is in time for the Holy Week and summer peak season when the port handles around 12,000 passengers daily. According to PPA Port Management Office-Mindoro, Calapan port handles 3,000 to 4,000 daily during regular days.

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go was the guest honor at the inauguration. Also present were Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor, Vice Governor Ejay L. Falcon, City Mayor Malou E. Morillo, City Vice Mayor Rommel Ignacion, Congressman Arnan C. Panaligan, Representative, 1st District, Oriental Mindoro and other government officials.

Calapan port’s PTB is the third and last port facility that PPA has scheduled to inaugurate this March in time for the expected influx of passengers during the coming Holy Week and peak season. The agency earlier also opened the port operations buildings of Masbate on March 8 and Coron on March 21.

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