PPA inaugurates P267M Coron Port operations building

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PPA inaugurates P267M Coron Port operations building
The newly inaugurated port operations building of Coron port. photo from Philippine Ports Authority.
  • The new port operations building of Coron Port in Palawan has been inaugurated by the Philippine Ports Authority
  • The facility, which integrates the passenger terminal building, doubled passenger capacity to 500
  • It can accommodate from 700 to 900 passengers during peak season
  • The P267-million project includes a newly completed 5,000-square-meter backup area and an additional 51 meters of wharf with two roll-on/roll-off ramps

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) inaugurated on March 22 the P267-million port operations building at Coron Port in Palawan.

The new facility, which integrates the passenger terminal building, doubled its passenger capacity to 500. During peak season, it can accommodate even up to 900 passengers, PPA said in a statement.

The project includes a new 5,000-square-meter backup area and an additional 51 meters of wharf with two roll-on/roll-off ramps.

The building features two sets of restrooms and an all-gender restroom, prayer room, charging station, a better breastfeeding area, CCTV cameras, and new x-ray machines.

The facility was built to cater to the influx of tourists, especially during peak season.

The Coron Port facility is one of three port terminal buildings that PPA has scheduled to inaugurate this March, timed for the expected influx of passengers during the Holy Week.

The new port operations building of Masbate Port was inaugurated on March 8 while the new terminal building of Calapan Port in Mindoro Oriental will be inaugurated on March 27.

PPA general manager Jay Daniel Santiago said in a press conference during the Coron port inauguration that the agency is now on heightened alert and all its frontline operations personnel prohibited from taking a leave during the Holy Week to maintain a full force during this peak season.