City mulls fishing port complex rehab-A A +A
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
THE Iloilo City Council will plan for the construction of a breakwater located inside Iloilo Fishing Port Complex.
City Council majority floorleader Joshua Alim said he is delivering a committee report on the fishport expansion on Wednesday to pave way for the start of construction of some 200-meter long breakwater.
City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the P103 million will be from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Senator Franklin M. Drilon for the fish port rehabilitation and expansion.
Mabilog said the expansion of the fish port complex, operated by the Philippine Fishing Port Authority (PFDA), is because commercial fishing boat owners complained of limited access at the complex due to limited space and breakwater.
Some fishing boats choose to anchor at the Muelle Loney area, thereby adding to the congestion of the Iloilo river port, which also serves as anchor area for roll-on and roll-off vessels and pumpboats from Guimaras.
With an expanded breakwater and amenities, commercial fishing boats will have enough space to anchor and deliver fish for city markets, Mabilog said.