Development programs at the city airport involve the extension of the runway length to 2,500 meters, to handle the PAL B-737's that will serve the direct route to Manila. The small Fokker 50 planes that used to fly the Manila-Tagbilaran route has been phased out. Improvement of the ramp area will soon accommodate bigger aircrafts and a modern airport building will also be constructed.


The Tagbilaran City Wharf, now called the Tagbilaran City Tourist Pier, has fine port facilities such as:
  • 265.8 meters - berth length and 2 dedicated berths for fast boats

  • 2 roro ramps, 1,820 square m. storage area

  • average cargo handling capacity of 49,000 tons accommodating 10 to 20 footer vans

  • container traffic of 5,142 TEUs
There are 9 daily ship calls to Cebu, 5 being fastcarft trips. Daily passenger traffic is approximately 4,000.

Other regular destinations are Manila (four times a week), Cagayan de Oro City, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Iligan, Larena, Plaridel and Ozamiz City. There are four other port terminals which cater to Cebu and northern Mindanao routes.

A port expansion project in Tagbilaran City costing P85 million is being pursued for the construction of additional berthing space for fastcraft ferries.


Bohol is wired with the rest of the world through state-of-the-art telephone facilities that provide domestic and international linkages. This is made possible by three service providers namely: PLDT, Cruztelco and Globelines. Cellular phone firms, Globe and Smart, have also established entry in the province.

Access to telecommunications can also be made easily in the towns through the 138 public calling stations. Forty-three (43) payphone stations are conveniently located in strategic places and major commercial centers in the city.

A project with Globelines involves the installation of a province-wide landline connection increasing the number of lines from 2,000 to 13,000.


The province is fully energized with the National Power Corporation being the sole supplier. Actual generation capability of 93.5 megawatts is supported by the following facilities:
  • Diesel Power: 18 MW

  • Loboc Hydroelectric: 1.2

  • Janopol Hydroelectric: 1.8

  • Power Barge 105: 10.5

  • Power Barge 207: 30

  • Power Barge 101: 32
The 21 billion Leyte-Bohol interconnection now brings geothermal power of higher capacity base 80-100 megawatts.

Industries with power requirements of at least 100 kilowatts can apply for a direct interconnection with NPC.


Water supply is made available in Tagbilaran City and in the nearby municipalities on a 24 hour-basis with completion of the Tagbilaran Water Supply Project. Thirty-two (32) deep wells with submersible pumps operate at a daily capacity of 19,000 cubic meters.

Several water projects are in the pipeline to respond to water requirements for both domestic and industrial use. The Central Visayas Water and Sanitation Project and the construction of Level III water systems have made water available in 16 other municipalities. Likewise, the development of Ujan Spring in Cortes with a daily capacity of 3,500 cubic meters and Loboc River which will generate at least 100,000 cubic meters daily capacity are currently being pushed.

Road System

The road network is well-developed facilitating access to all barangays. The P1.2 billion in Bohol Circumferential Road Project, covering a total of 262 kilometers along the national highway, will improve the road network. Phase I of the project, which will link about half of the province from Calape to Candijay, is ongoing.


Bohol has adequate accommodation facilities to offer to tourists and investors alike. In place are 7 hotels, 34 lodging/pension houses, and 29 beach resorts. There are about 852 rooms of varying standards.

Other tourist facilities are 9 diving shops, 8 sports centers, 11 high-end diving centers and 16 centers for shopping and recreation. There are 7 establishments that can cater to conventions.

Likewise, a strong and enthusiastic banking sector has enabled the province to be at par with the rest of the urban centers in the country. There are 45 banking units providing banking facilities.

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