Located on the central island of Bohol, Tagbilaran Airport has undergone a rapid increase in the number of travelers since small jet aircraft service began in 2002. However, because the airport does not meet international standards or have an air traffic control system, pilots must rely on visual perception for flying at the airport between sunup and sundown. Airport expansion to solve these issues is not an option because the airport is located in an urban center.
To address the situation, the government of the Philippines established a plan to construct a new airport that meets international standards on the neighboring island of Panglao, and requested cooperation from the government of Japan to carry out the project. In response, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) agreed to provide official development assistance in the form of a yen loan.
JAC was contracted by JICA to conduct a feasibility study, followed by basic and detailed design work. Subsequently, JAC received a contract from the government of the Philippines to provide construction management services for construction that began in April 2015, and as of November 2015 continues this work.
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