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New Samal Island RORO Port Announced

2009 November 19

roro2 New Samal Island RORO Port Announced

It appears Samal Island is set to receive another RORO (Roll On Roll Off) ferry port. The new port will serve the east side of the island and connect with Pantukan on the mainland of Mindanao. This had been rumored earlier this year, but so have many other projects on Samal Island, including the infamous Samal-Davao Bridge. I have to wonder now if a bridge is even needed, with two ferry routes soon serving Samal.

Philippine Ports Authority Port District Office-Southern Mindanao here recently released the Notice of Award (NOA) for PhP 66.87 M worth of projects to the Zet Construction and the MRB Construction and Supply for the construction of the Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) Ports in Pantukan, Compostela Valley and Tagpopongan, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, respectively.

This development is in congruence with the directive of the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to expand the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) lateral links in the Davao Region-XI.

Work for the connecting ports is expected to be completed in a little over a year or so. When complete and the ferry operational, it should help substantially with development of the island, as transportation of goods and raw materials should be much improved.

I also wonder if this will spur a rash of resorts and subdivisions on the quiet side of Samal Island, much like what we are currently seeing on the gold coast.

via PPA awards contracts for Pantukan, Tagpopongan RORO ports | PIA.

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  2. Tagpopongan Roro Port Half Finished
  3. Samal RoRo Facility Budget Reallocated
  4. Ports of Samal Island
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