Other airport project in Northern Mindanao included in the Procurement Plan is the replication of PAF Facilities at Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro which will cost P175-million.

Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) 2017 Annual Procurement Plan revealed that P200,000,000  has been allocated for the initial development of Bukidnon Airport. To rise in the municipality of Maray-maray, Don Carlos Bukidnon, the airport is expected to serve Bukidnon province, especially, Malaybalay and Valencia cities and some nearby towns in Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato and Agusan del Norte.

Accordingly, the initial P200,000,000 will be used for initial earthwork activities such as clearing operation, grubbing, excavation, and embankment.

Procurement will be done through competitive bidding process. Contract signing is expected on the third quarter of 2017.

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Bukidnon airport will start initially as class two airport, or a feeder airport, which is capable of serving propeller aircraft. It will have routes to Manila and Cebu, and will be upgraded in the future. Other locations considered were Cabangahan in Malaybalay, and Dabongdabong in Valencia City, but Philippine Japan Aviation and Airport Engineering Consultancy Inc. (PHILJAC) identified Don Carlos as the best site for the airport.

Other airport project in Northern Mindanao included in the Procurement Plan is the replication of PAF Facilities at Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro which will cost P175-million.

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