PPA- Zambo to open P13-M Travellers' Hub Print
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:36

By RG ANTONET GO

The Philippine Ports Authority Zamboanga office will open a new passenger terminal building, dubbed as Travellers Hub, on July 17 this year.

Engr. Liberto dela Rosa, PPA Zamboanga Manager, said that the Travellers Hub will be used by passengers bound for Sandakan.

The PPA will collect a terminal fee of P25 for the use of the P13-million facility.

The facility is equipped with an x-ray machine, air conditioning unit, a public address system, wifi, a prayer room, a water fountain and closed circuit television (CCTV.)

The hub will be manned by ten PPA personnel.

“Matagal na natin plano yan na kailangan separate ang domestic and foreign passengers at kailangan din nila dumaan ng immigration.  Sinusunod natin yun standard operation ng passenger terminal just like sa airport, separate ang international and domestic passengers,”  Dela Rosa explained.

The Travellers Hub can accommodate a total of 400 passengers, said to be the number of passengers currently going to Sandakan at a single time.

Construction for the facility, which started last March 19, 2014 and was completed last year, was handled by Al-Raf Construction while RR&B Construction handled site development. (RGAAGo)