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This Week in Bacolod (June 24 to 30, 2018)

Check out the latest airport and road development in the City of Smiles!

By: Yoorekka Team | June 24, 2018
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The SM City Bacolod Northwing Entrance 3B between Vikings and Sperry will be closed to give way to the construction of the new hotel.

Image: Metro Bacolod and Negros Occidental Construction Boom

Thunderstorms are in the forecast this week. Don’t let the gloomy weather dampen your spirit as a series of great news awaits tourists. Massive road projects, improvement of airport facilities, construction of a new hotel, and tourism related infrastructure projects are in this week’s updates.

Thunderstorms ahead

Bacolod will still be affected by thunderstorms throughout the week. The public is advised to stay at home and avoid going to open fields during thunderstorms following incidents of individuals struck by lightning in the past months. The minimum temperature will be at 25 °C while the maximum temperature will be at 32 °C [1].

Massive road projects in Negros

Two massive road projects is now ongoing and will greatly improve the economy and industry of Negros Occidental. The projects include the Bacolod Economic Highway, four-lane road that spans a 21.8 km that includes three bridges and a two-way bike lane, that would serve as an alternative circumferential road bypassing the busy Bacolod City Central District [2]. Another one is the envisioned longest bridge connecting Panay, Guimaras and Negros. This is great news for tourists who want to travel the three islands sans the ferries and barges.

Travel Updates

PhP238M sought for Silay-Bacolod Airport

A total amount PhP238,495,000 is sought for the Bacolod-Silay Airport passenger terminal expansion and runway extension [3]. The expansion of passenger terminal and runway extension denotes better services in the airport. Complaints from passengers due to lack of airport facilities were reported in the past months. The projects are also necessary for the efficient operation of the airport, and compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization standards.

Construction of new hotel underway

The construction of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Hotel has already started last June 15. The SM City Bacolod Northwing Entrance 3B between Vikings and Sperry was closed closed to give way to the start of the said construction. The entrance will be reopened after the completion of the hotel, located within the 16-hectare SM City Bacolod Complex across Rizal Street. Mall-goers who are usually passing through Northwing Entrance 3B are advised to enter the mall in other gates.

PhP667M Bacolod tourism infra projects approved

The Regional Development Council (RDC) approved the proposed PhP667 million tourism infrastructure projects of the City of Bacolod. The projects include three reconstruction and improvement of the access roads leading to declared tourist destinations like the Palmas del Mar Resort, Mambukal Resort and Sta. Fe Resort [4].

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