Lawmaker pushes bridge construction to Sacol Island-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, August 31, 2014
ONE of the two lawmakers is pushing for the construction of a bridge that would connect Sacol Island to this city’s mainland.
The move is being pushed by second district Representative Lilia Nuño, who said the bridge, once in place, would help boost the tourism and agricultural potentials of Sacol Island.
The Island of Sacol, which is 12 kilometers long and eight kilometers wide, is located east of this city. It is surrounded by pristine beach.
Sacol Island comprises of four villages, namely Busay, Pasilmanta, Landang Gua and Landang Laum, with a combined population of 9,674 in 1,026 households.
“Sacol Island has a good agricultural potential although it is a small island,” Nuño said.
Nuño said the bridge could be constructed from the boundaries of Cabaluay and Taluksangay villages in this city’s mainland towards Sacol Island.
“That is the shortest point. It’s roughly about 9,000 meters distance,” Nuño added.
She said the project would cost the government P1 billion.
She said the funding could come from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
She added the city government could also tap the assistance of foreign-funding institution like the Saudi Fund for Development.