Department of Transportation and Philippine Ports Authority will inaugurate on April 14 the second passenger terminal building (PTB) of Tagbilaran port in Bohol
The second PTB can handle 613 passengers, which will bring Tagbilaran port’s total passenger capacity to 1,110
The Maribojoc Port Improvement Project in Bohol is also almost complete at 95.41% progress rate
Maribojoc port will serve as an alternative cargo port to help decongest traffic at Tagbilaran port
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are set to inaugurate on April 14 the second passenger terminal building (PTB) of Tagbilaran port in Bohol.
The inauguration will mark the start of operations of the two-story PTB, which was completed on October 31, 2020. In a statement, PPA said the completed second PTB “is an important milestone” for the seaport, which sustained significant structural damage from a strong earthquake in 2013.
In addition to the existing PTB’s 497 passenger capacity, the second PTB can handle 613 passengers, bringing Tagbilaran port’s total passenger capacity to 1,110.
Besides the new PTB, PPA also constructed a pump house, installed concrete pavements, and built lamp post foundations at the port.
After inaugurating Tagbilaran port’s new PTB, PPA and DOTr are expected to inspect another infrastructure project at the port of Maribojoc, also in Bohol.
The Maribojoc port was also totally devastated by the 2013 Bohol earthquake. With works in full swing, the Maribojoc Port Improvement Project is almost complete with 95.41% progress rate as of March 2021.
PPA said that once improvements are completed, the Maribojoc port will serve as an alternative cargo port of the province to help decongest the current traffic at Tagbilaran port.