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From eco-friendly restaurants to local brands that promote zero-waste lifestyle, everyone is making a conscious effort towards a healthier planet. Now, our government is helping us by launching the very first eco-airport in the Philippines.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) inaugurated the Bohol-Panglao International Airport on Tuesday, November 27 and started catering domestic and international flights today, November 28.

Dubbed as the “Green Gateway to the World,” this new airport “harnesses solar technology for its hot water supply system, which can prevent the emission of 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.” To regulate the carbon dioxide emission, the Bohol-Panglao International airport is landscaped with approximately 1,700 trees, thousands of pieces of shrub, and 11 hectares of sodding.  It also has a rainwater collection and storage system where collected rainwater will be used for domestic purposes.

Here are some photos of the new airport in Bohol:

Bohol-Panglao International Airport is expected to accommodate as many as two million passengers per year. It will be replacing Bohol’s Tagbilaran Airport.

What can you say about the very first eco-friendly airport in the Philippines?

Photos from Department of Transportation | Facebook

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