New Bohol Airport works in full swing

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New Bohol Airport works in full swing

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FOR BOHOL AIRPORT. Gov. Edgar Chatto presents a key to Bohol to Catanduanes Cong. Cesar Sarmiento, chair of the Committee on Transportation. Joined by Cong. Neri Colmenares, Cong. Budoy Madrona, Cong. Carlo Lopez and Bohol Cong. Rene Relamapagos and Cong. Aris Aumentado.
FOR BOHOL AIRPORT. Gov. Edgar Chatto presents a key to Bohol to Catanduanes Cong. Cesar Sarmiento, chair of the Committee on Transportation. Joined by Cong. Neri Colmenares, Cong. Budoy Madrona, Cong. Carlo Lopez and Bohol Cong. Rene Relamapagos and Cong. Aris Aumentado.

Mobilization of equipment and construction of the engineer’s site office is now ongoing for the New Bohol Airport project in Panglao.

Governor Edgar Chatto, presiding another coordination meeting yesterday assured that delivery of equipment and construction materials can continue smoothly despite apprehension from the mayor of Panglao.

During the coordination meeting at the conference room of the Governor’s mansion, Chatto confirmed the ongoing construction of the engineer’s site office and the mobilization of equipment undertaken by the contractor.

Chatto relayed the update from project engineer Yolando Bayocboc that the actual civil works at the site started on June 22.

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Project engineer, Yolando Bayocboc, reported during the Regional Development Council full council meeting last Friday at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City that the notice to commence work on the main civil works was issued on June 15 and the project started in full swing on June 22.

The scope of the project includes the construction of a 2,000-meter runway; other airside facilities such as two taxiways and apron; an 8,361-square-meter passenger terminal building.

Other buildings to be constructed under the current project phase are the control tower, administration building, fire station, and ancillary buildings.

The navigation system will also be installed that is the ILS-VOR-DME complex or the instrument landing system/Very high frequency Omni-directional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment complex.

Other facilities are access roads, car parks, drainage system, and a soaking yard with the capacity of 200,000 tons.

Power supply system, water supply system, and sewage treatment system will also be established.

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Bayocboc described the New Bohol Airport as “A Green Gateway to the World”, having its component on sustainable environmental protection.

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For her part, Socorro Trinidad of the Bohol Environment Management Office (BEMO) presented during the RDC-7 meeting the comprehensive sewage system to be established in Panglao as one of the components of the New Bohol Airport, being designed as sustainable environment protection project.

Panglao Mayor Nila Montero, who came in the later part of the coordination meeting yesterday, continued to express that the construction of the proposed jetty port in barangay Tangnan can better serve as landing pad of the additional construction materials as she expressed concern that the load might destroy the Dauis Bridge connecting Panglao and mainland Bohol.

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  1. efren gonzales efren gonzales July 10, 2015

    In my opinion, Mayor Nila Montero is right on her comment that a “Port is needed” as a launching pad for the delivery of the materials of the construction of the New Bohol Airport, for the folling reasons:

    1. Accessibilty
    The shorter route is better than a long one.
    2. Economic
    The longer the distance the higher the cost.
    3. Safety
    More risk is involve when transporting aggregates, materials, heavy equipments etc to a longer distance.
    4. Traffic
    Volume of heavy equipments passing Tagbilaran and Dauis will surely creates more headaches to ordinary citizens in Tagbilaran, Dauis and Panglao.
    5. Disturbance for Panglao Tourism
    Imagine, a tourist will rent a motorcycle and risk their lives as they follow along the heavy equipments fully loaded of materials plus the slow movement. The noise that will be created as the huge heavy equipments wil pass the 8 to 10 km from the two bridges
    6. The Load capacity Two Bridges of Dauis.
    A thorough study must be conducted without any whitewash or any political maneuver. The bridges sustained the 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake, leaving marks of cracks and shaken foundation. The question remains: Can it sustain the volume of heavy loads? what if it will fall down? Is there any measure prepared for it?

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