The Government of the Philippines has approved the construction of a 2.5km runway, a control tower and other navigation facilities at the Panglao Bohol International Airport (PBIA).

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will oversee the $90.2m (P4.2bn) development at the $163.3m (P7.6bn) airport.

The project’s groundbreaking is scheduled for December, while construction of the remaining airport facilities may be put on a build-operate-transfer scheme.