Bohol Airport contracts starts

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Bohol Airport contracts starts

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AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PENULTIMATE MEETING. Gov. Edgar Chatto stresses the importance of coordination during the new Bohol airport construction stakeholders' meeting.  Also shown are (l-r) two of the Japanese officials of the contractor's group, Rep. Rene Relampagos, DOTC Dir. Ma. Cielo Eulin and Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II. (Foto/EDCom-Almar Chatto)
AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PENULTIMATE MEETING. Gov. Edgar Chatto stresses the importance of coordination during the new Bohol airport construction stakeholders’ meeting. Also shown are (l-r) two of the Japanese officials of the contractor’s group, Rep. Rene Relampagos, DOTC Dir. Ma. Cielo Eulin and Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II. (Foto/EDCom-Almar Chatto)

Japan’s engineering giants, Chiyoda and Mitsubishi, target to proceed with the actual civil works on the New Bohol Airport in Panglao next month and complete the project in 2017.

Mitsubishi-Chiyoda Joint Venture, the main contractor, finalized the timeframe during the first stakeholders’ coordination meeting on Wednesday last week presided by Gov. Edgar Chatto.    

During the meeting, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Director for Project Management Services Cielo de Eulin also noted on the details of the preparation to ensure no hitches once the actual implementation starts.

DOTC Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya sent Eulin in lieu of Usec. Julianito Bucayan Jr.– in-charge of project implementation and special concerns–who had to be in China then.

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First District Rep. Rene Relampagos, representatives of Japan Airport Consultant, the Local Project Management Team, officials of Bohol Water Utilities Incorporated and Bohol Electric Cooperative (Boheco), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Nestor Canda also helped finalize the details of the preparation.

Canda made sure that there will be no harmful impact on the environment during the implementation and operation of the New Bohol Airport.

At present, the contractor and its sub-contractor–the EEI Corp.—take double-time in processing the permits and clearances to be able to proceed with the civil works in May.

Eulin, for her part, assured to personally keep track of the processes that need immediate attention.

While the New Bohol Airport has been designed as an ecology-friendly airport, it will also lever the province to modern service with a terminal of international standard that can accommodate 1 million passengers a year.

An expansion area has also been considered, based on lesson learned from the Tagbilaran City Airport that has limited space for expansion.

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During the stakeholders’ meeting, officials of Mitsubishi-Chiyoda Joint Venture explained the technology airport special equipment to be in place, and the advanced Japanese technology that will furnish the airport with a photovoltaic power generation system and a filtering system “to avoid polluting the surrounding environment by drainage during construction”.

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Once completed, DOTC will bid out the terms on the operation and maintenance of the New Bohol Airport wherein Mitsubishi Corp. and Chiyoda Corp. are also expected to bid for it.

Employing locales, monitoring of the impact on the environment, and traffic management were also raised during the stakeholders’ meeting.

Both the local government units of Panglao and Dauis also assured to help facilitate stable supply of water and power during the construction period and onwards to the operation of the airport.

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Representatives of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) also tackled the requirement of 75 trips a day for the transportation of materials from the Tagbilaran port to the site, considering that it will involve 240,000 metric tons of sand and gravel and other construction materials especially when works intensifies by July.

It was raised during the meeting that that shipment of the materials might require an alternate or temporary berthing pads for sets of heavy equipment and the volume of construction materials.

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It must be located outside Panglao island, as emphasized by Chatto and Relampagos as concurred by Canda.

The Alburquerque port is being considered to serve as potential berthing pad.

8 Comments

  1. Mar Dumadag Mar Dumadag April 23, 2015

    COMMENTS:

    Commencing major construction project like this one
    may not be as easy as what our officials think.

    Hopefully, after so many meetings and discussions,
    revisions, postponements on bidding dates, and false
    starts, the most awaited construction work would
    take-off next month. But I’m skeptical about this idea.

    With all paper works, permits, and pre-construction
    conferences with local officials being considered, the
    construction firm has yet to do the mobilization before
    the actual physical construction work begins.

    Mobilization is the first activity shown on the PERT/CPM
    in a construction work program schedule. This consist of
    preparatory work and operations necessary for the movement
    of personnel, equipment, supplies, and other incidentals to
    the project site; and for the establishment of offices, living
    quarters, and other facilities necessary for the work.

    Two years will not be enough to complete this project.
    Typically, a simple general aviation airport would require
    five years to complete. More complex airport configurations
    or environmentally sensitive sites would require more time
    for development.

  2. pedro alinsud pedro alinsud April 25, 2015

    motoo lang ko kon mahuman na ning proyektoha. kay morag kutob ra ni sa haligi unya undangan na kay kuwang ang pondo nga 2 or 4 billion ba to?

  3. Bart Yori Bart Yori April 27, 2015

    Requesting DOTC and the Bohol Provincial Government to open a dedicated website for this project available to the reading public. It should have information on the Primavera Master Project Schedule, Control Cost Estimates /Project Budgets, and Project Specifications as a minimum. As the project moved forward, there should be monthly reports and updates comparing plan versus actual on physical progress complete with site photos, expenditures and commitments compared to what’s on the cost estimate. It is very important that the public can participate because at end of the day, we will pay the “Japanese Loan” amount from taxpayers money.

  4. josh ford petaliar josh ford petaliar April 27, 2015

    Na mahuman nalang c aquino wala ghapon mahuman…check2

  5. Bart Yori Bart Yori April 27, 2015

    Somebody should find a way to make the detailed information available to the public now that this project is finally underway after so many years of pre-planning. Comments/concern from these two gentlemen can easily be answered if details of this project is available in a dedicated website, and there will be more as we move forward. Let us look at this as a brainstorming process with the end view of delivering this project on schedule and within budget and quality based on contract specification, instead of just grandstanding.

  6. mr. karu bon mr. karu bon May 8, 2015

    Tiuwan na sa July onwards unja mao pay i_intensify ang works….probably mobilization and earthworks. Dili kaha madaut mga karsada aning panahona, ug lapukun nga mga kalsada? No environmental blah blah blah?

    • Bart Yori Bart Yori May 31, 2015

      Kinahanglan mag-install gyud ang Contractor Chiyoda-Mitsubishi JV ug car/truck washer, and everytime mogawas from jobsite washing una ang ligid.

  7. Lyn Lyn June 2, 2015

    Paita Ning cadastral survey diha sa bohol.daghang property nga nawala..Kalooy sa mga tawong nawad an ug property…ambot gi unsa pag a timan nganu na approve ANG blue print bisag y supporting documents..dpa pwede e review una approbahan..asa ta ma ngayu ug tabang kay ni rotate ANG location sa Ako sikbit mao nawala ANG yuta nga Ako napalit..tabang tawon mga madam ug sir..

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