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Philippines to modernize six airports

The Philippines received almost 3.706 million foreigners from January to June this year. During the same period in the last year, 3.357 million tourists visited the Philippines.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 12 Aug 2018, 12:08 IST Philippines
Philippines to modernize six airports
  • The Philippines received almost 3.706 million foreigners from January to June this year. During the same period in the last year, 3.357 million tourists visited the Philippines. (Image Credit: Twitter)

In order to modernize the infrastructure of six airports in central and southern Philippines, the government has set aside a sum of 2.1 billion pesos (USD 39.5 million dollars).

The airports which will be modernized through the aviation budget are New Bohol or Panglao International Airport, Siargao Airport in Surigao del Norte, Catbalogan Airport in Samar province, Davao International Airport, Central Mindanao M'lang Airport in North Cotabato and Tacloban Airport in Leyte province.

Luis Campos, Congressman said:"The government is investing heavily to build up aviation facilities and services, amid the growing number of Filipinos traveling by air domestically as well as the surge in foreign tourists, many of whom go on island-hopping tours."

The Philippines received almost 3.706 million foreigners from January to June this year. During the same period in the last year, 3.357 million tourists visited the Philippines.

The new Bohol International Airport is getting the maximum funding from the aviation infrastructure program budget.

Campos added: "The new Bohol airport is getting an extra 754 million pesos (14.2 million U.S. dollars) next year."

The new Bohol airport is near to the central Philippine province. The central province is famous for its beaches, century-old Roman Catholic churches and a geographical formation called chocolate hills, an extraordinary landscape of more than 1,000 limestone hills scattered in a 50 square km area.


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