Luzon’s first international cruise ship terminal project is now at 50 percent completion despite the restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The terminal is located between the panoramic Albay Gulf and Mayon Volcano in the Bicol region.
“The project considered as another world-class travel facility is expected to become operational on September 24 this year and the passengers will surely enjoy a full view of the majestic Mt. Mayon when ships dock at the Albay Gulf,” Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Bicol regional director Virgilio Eduarte said.
The construction of the project started last January, immediately after the initial budget of PHP150 Million out of the PHP450 Million total project cost was released.
“The tourist-drawing project is anticipated to continue because the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program of the government is exempted from the pandemic protocols. The workers must strictly observe the health and safety protocols in the workplace,” RD Eduarte added.
It includes a seaport that can accommodate a 300-meter long tourism cruise ship.
Upon completion of the project, Legazpi City will be the second city after Tagbilaran City in Bohol to have an international passenger cruise ship terminal.