THE Department of
Transportation (DOTr) inaugurated the passenger terminal at the Port of Tagbilaran on Wednesday, April 14.
DOTr said the building,
which is within the Passenger Terminal Complex of the
port, is a massive two-storey
building with a total floor area
of 1,843.37 square meters.
The new terminal has a
capacity of 1,110 passengers,
which is three times its previous capacity of 497 passengers.
Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade led the inauguration, along with Philippine
Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago and PPA Port Manager
It was also attended
by Representatives Edgar
Chatto, Aris Aumentado and
Alexie Tutor, and Tagbilaran
Mayor Baba Yap.
Tugade said the passenger terminal building was
another significant milestone for the country’s maritime sector fulfilled during
The port development
project also encompasses
the construction of a pumphouse and appurtenances,
and the installation of concrete pavement, as well as
the R.C. duct bank and lamp