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  1. JohnInValencia

    JohnInValencia DI Junior Member Showcase Reviewer

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    Eight years ago my brother-in-law, a mid-level career bureaucrat in the national gov, said "they must eventually build a replacement for the DGTE airport" because:

    (1) the current one was partially built over swampland and, as usual, they enhanced their profits by shorting the large ballast rock so now the runway is settling unevenly. You can see this if you look down the runway from the highway and, according to him, it already means there are size and weight limits on the commercial planes that can land here. To fix it they would essentially have to completely tear it up and start from scratch.
    (2) To extend the runway west would require moving the national highway and getting the new rights of way would just be impossible. Because of abuses during the Marcos period, the gov's power of "eminent domain" is very limited.
    (3) To extend the runway east is considered too expensive and would invite the same abuses as #1 above. There would almost certainly be obstructions by the small but vocal PH environmental community.
    (4) There would be major community objection to a much busier airport in Sibulan.

    I'm not saying this is all true... just that's what he and his colleague's believed at the time.

    A couple years later President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced five cities that would be developed as "magnet" locations for permanent resident kano's. DGTE was one and the plan called for "South Negros International Airport". My brother-in-law was told the gov had acquired a site near Zamboangita for a future new airport. He believed it enough that he heavily invested in land in that area. The site was chosen, he said, for cheap land with good topography, low density, favorable winds and enough room for substantial future growth..... which DGTE does NOT have. He claims that "to his certain knowledge" the largest private medical group in the country has acquired a large site in the area for a future "medical tourism" hospital. His personal opinion was that the airport site is "near the Tambobo Bay turnoff".

    Again..... all this is barely above the level of gossip and anything Gloria promoted was likely tossed by the new admin.
     
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  2. PIfan

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    Maybe the existing runway could be extended by sand reclamation and reach out into Chinese territorial waters?
     
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    [I hear from a reliable sorce its a go, the old airport will be used for light aircraft training, google up proposed airport bacong QUOTE="PatO, post: 120682, member: 1857"]A friend here in Bacong and I were discussing bits and pieces we have heard about a new replacement airport being built in Bacong, rather than expanding the Sibulan airport.

    Has anyone heard anything substantial on this?[/QUOTE]
     
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    On googlle it says combado, but thats below bambolo, i heard its just above bambolo, and there will be a bye pass road heading north
     
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    My wife heard it's Combado from her friend, and she knows everything. lol
     
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    Even if this is an older thread. What will be cheaper? Extending the existing runway by pure reclamation of sea area or a mixture of land (up to 200 m land inward with a tunnel for the national highway) and sea reclamation. Or building a complete new airport?
     
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    A tunnel? Ever been through the tunnels in Cebu on a motorcycle? Better not break down while going through that, not sure you could make it alive while walking! A tunnel anywhere in Dumaguete - where absolutely zero fucks are given about vehicle emissions - would lead to massive casualties every time traffic came to a stop in the tunnel.

    Also, the chances of them getting even 1cm of land outside of what they already have would be next to impossible. They don't even have the power to get a tree trimmed. (Though I suspect the entire situation has absolutely nothing to do with the tree and no real effort has been made to resolve the issue because.....Philippine reasons.)

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    And as some say there may be a start to the bacong airport in 2019. But as we all know things change pretty quickly here.
    The last time they extended the sibulan airport out to sea it sunk and will never go in that direction again and have doubts it will go in the opposite direction also.
    It will be interesting to see what happens in November when the amihan winds start to blow and landing is forbidden from the mountain.
     
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    Get China to do it. They did it in Hong Kong and they did it in the Spratleys. There is no valid reason why it cannot be done here.
     
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