The Department of Transportation announced that the construction of the Bicol International Airport is moving at an “exceptionally fast” pace.
The construction of BIA, which is tagged as the “Most Scenic Gateway” in the country, has so far reached 74.132 percent overall progress rate.
This, TransportationSecretary Arthur P. Tugade ordered for 24/7 construction, and to do what is necessary to ensure faster completion of the project.
As of 03 February 2021, Package 2A of the BIA development project is 89.784% complete.
Construction works in Package 2A cover the airport’s landside facilities, such as the Administration Building, Air Traffic Control Building, Crash Fire Rescue Building, and the Maintenance Building.
On the other hand, Package 2B of the airport project is now 52.699 percent complete. Package 2B, covers the construction of the passenger terminal building (PTB), taxiway, runway extension, and other site development works.
“Once completed, the BIA, which features the iconic Mayon Volcano as its magnificent backdrop, is expected to serve a total of 2 million airline passengers every year,” the department said.
“The new international airport is also projected to boost air traffic in the region as soon as economic activities are fully revived, most especially tourism and commerce,” added the DOTr.