New Bohol Airport works pick up Oct.

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New Bohol Airport works pick up Oct.

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The civil work at the new Bohol Airport will pick up two months from now or by the first week of October this year.

Essential concerns affecting the new Bohol airport construction in Panglao have been acted, but Gov. Edgar Chatto believes the Boholanos appreciate more when positive results are faster.

The government is hurrying the procurement process for the major rehabilitation of the Alburquerque port so that it can be used as alternate landing pad for airport construction equipment and materials.

Barring any hitches, the Japanese Airport Consultants (JAC) and main project contractor Chiyoda-Mitsubishi Joint Venture (CMJV), a consortium which is also Japanese, targeted the civil works to start in October.

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This requires massive amount of materials passing the Tagbilaran City port while the proposed Alburquerque facility is  yet to provide alternate landing.

Chatto would have the municipal LGU consulted on the possibility of also improving the short access road to the port.

Phil Ports Authority (PPA) Manager Manese lately met with Alburquerque Mayor Efren Tungolh who said the port rehabilitation has to proceed even while the revenue sharing negotiation is in progress.

Manese said the port repair and improvement could cost P20 million, but the airport contractor committed to assist in the works.

On bulk water requirement during the airport construction, Bohol Water Utility, Inc. (BWUI) General Manager Romeo Robles said they are concluding the discussions with the CMJV and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) en route to the sealing of an agreement.

According to the Local Project Management Team (LPMT) of the New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environment Protection Project (NBACSEPP), a private landowner has permitted the passage across his property of the BLCI main pipeline and even access road to the project site. (Ven rebo Arigo) 

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