Port, Airport Projects Rolled Out

Marinduque Airport in Gasan
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is seeking the aid of private investors for the improvement of five airports and two ports in parts of the country, an invitation to bid published in a newspaper on Tuesday showed.

As part of its effort to boost the country’s competitiveness in the port and airport sectors for local and foreign investor, the department rolled out port and airport development projects in Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Ilocos Norte, Bohol, Albay, Samar and Dipolog City collectively worth P150.4 million.

The P16.84-million Lubang Airport Development Project in Occidental Mindoro entails the construction of a new passenger terminal.

The P8.45-million Marinduque Airport Development Project in Gasan also involves the construction of a new airport administration building, among others.

Meanwhile, the P7.46-million Laoag International Airport Development Project in Ilocos Norte entails the construction of drainage canal and shoulder grade connection.

Another airport project, the P18.14-million Legaspi Airport Development Project in Albay entails the concreting of Aspen.

The biggest airport deal — which is the P47.53-million Tagbilaran Airport Development Project in Bohol — entails asphalt overlay of runway pavement, among others.

On the other hand, the P47.22-million Galas Port Development Project in Dipolog City involves the construction of wharf; while the P4.81-million Rehabilitation of Marabut Port in Samar entails the repair of existing damaged port and extension of causeway.

The opening of bids for all these projects will be on Nov. 18. Costs for the bid documents for the projects vary from P5,000 to P25,000.

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