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The existing runway configuration (04-22) North-Northeast will be re-oriented 90 degrees clockwise to South-Southeast orientation to be constructed in San Jose Pili, Camarines Sur.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is expected to build the two-kilometer (2km) runway to accommodate Airbus narrow bodied planes. Construction is slated to start in 2017 after detailed engineering design is done. It will be funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to be introduce in 2016.
The airport project is slated for completion in 2019.
Meanwhile, P20 billion has also been earmarked by DOTC for airport expansion and modernization projects for Laoag International Airport, completion of Bicol International Airport and Tacloban International Airport, Siargao Airport expansion, Caticlan International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Busuanga Airport and the San Vicente Airport.