MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has earmarked P781 million to develop the Bicol international airport in Daraga, Albay as the government pursues the development of provincial airports.
The project for the New Legaspi airport involves the construction of landside facilities as well as the construction of several buildings including the operation and control tower.
Buildings to be constructed include administration, cargo terminal, crash fire rescue, power house, and maintenance buildings as well as material recovery facilities, pump house and water tank, chilled water pump house, fuel storage tank, chlorination house, among others.
In the invitation to bid, the DOTC said interested investors have until Jan. 21 to submit their bids.
Last week, the DOTC together with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) rolled out the bidding for the operation and maintenance six provincial airports in a contract worth P116.2 billion.
The biggest project is the P40.57-billion contract to improve the services and enhance the airside and landside facilities at the Davao international airport followed by the P30.4-billion contract for the Iloilo international airport.
Other projects are the Bacolod – Silay international airport with P20.26 billion, the Laguindingan airport with P14.62 billion, Puerto Princesa airport with P5.81 billion, and New Bohol (Panglao) airport with P4.57 billion.