Seaport Expansion in Palawan, Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inauguration of the Philippine Ports Authority’s (PPA) Seaport Expansion Project at the Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan on November 4, 2021.

The Puerto Princesa Port serves as Palawan’s primary maritime gateway for commerce, trade and tourism. Its expansion project, made possible through the efforts of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the PPA, was completed to boost the port’s productivity, particularly in its long-haul connection to Metro Manila and planned connectivity to Mindoro via the Port of Bulalacao.

In the past five (5) years, the Puerto Princesa Port underwent several expansions and improvements to address the needs of its users. This day, President Duterte, together with DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, inaugurates the port’s new additional back-up area. Its construction was completed on July 20, 2021.

The expansion of the Puerto Princesa Port forms part of the 472 commercial and social-tourism projects accomplished by the DOTr and the PPA across the country since 2016.

During the event, the Chief Executive also reads the proclamation for the commissioning of the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) recently acquired Cessna Caravan Plane as PCG 2081 Aircraft and unveils the station marker of the PCG Kalayaan Station.

According to the DOTr, the newly constructed station located in Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan is equipped with facilities that shall help sustain the living conditions of the personnel deployed in the Island who are securing the country’s maritime borders.