THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has inaugurated yesterday its own P60-million building within a 2,000-square meter lot donated by the Cebu Provincial Government in Sitio Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.
Marina 7 Director Jose Venancio Vero Jr. said they have been waiting for 42 years to have their own building in Cebu, and that dream was realized through the effort of Rep. Jesulito Manalo of Angkla Party-List.
Vero said that since Marina was established in 1976, Marina 7 experienced holding office in five different building as lessee.
Vero added that with its own building, Marina 7 can saved millions of pesos in rentals.
Marina Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero said that aside from the P60 million building, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has committed to allocate another P20 million for the fixtures and furniture.
Guerrero said that last February 2017, he and Davide conducted the groundbreaking of the four-storey building within the 2,000 square meter lot donated by the Cebu Provincial Government. (EOB)