Lawmaker bats for fish port-A A +A
Saturday, July 21, 2012
BACOLOD City Lone District Representative Anthony Golez has not wavered in his plan to develop Banago Port and he is even adding a fish port to his proposed project.
Despite the snowballing of mixed reactions on his plan to develop what he termed as the first public port in Bacolod, Golez plans to establish a fish port in the city, preferably in Banago.
The solon asked the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) General Manager Edgardo Chu to prioritize the construction of a fish port in Bacolod City, as he believed it will open more livelihood opportunities for people from the City and nearby localities.
PFDA will send a survey team to Bacolod on July 22 to 27 to conduct engineering surveys for preparing a feasibility study. The survey activities will include hydrographic and topographic surveys, interviews with fishermen and fish traders and observation of fish unloading and trading.
The survey team will be composed of Engineers Darby Macabata, Dante Tandoy, Allan Abes, Germilina Garcia and Patricia Raymundo.
Golez said the fish port will greatly complement the newly-refurbished Banago Port. The construction of a fish port facility in Bacolod City will include the establishment of ice plants, cold storage, fish processing plants and other post harvest facilities.
The solon cited said since Bacolod City has a long coast line and since a significant number of its residents engages in the fishing industry, it will be perfect for the PFDA to put-up a fish port facility in the city.
“I ran on a platform of hope for a better Bacolod – Health, Opportunities, Public Infrastructure and Education for Bacolod City. Aside from the different pieces of legislation I am working on, the public infrastructures that I am fighting for will surely create more opportunities for all Bacolodnons,” said Golez.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 21, 2012.