DAVAO City Councilor Jesus Joseph Zozobrado on Tuesday, March 12, bared that the first five segments of the Davao City Coastal Road Project are already 87-percent complete.
Zozobrado, who chairs the committee of public works, was hopeful that within this year, portions of the coastal road would be opened to the public.
The 2017 package 1,2,3,4 and 5 will cover Bago Aplaya to Talomo.
Zozobrado said the portion of the coastal road in Matina Aplaya portion will be opened to the public to reduce traffic congestion, especially in the Ulas area.
He said that they are also adjusting the construction of the boat landing in Bago Aplaya.
“Aduna lang gamayng adjustments especially sa mga fisherfolks because they are requesting na i-adjust tong ilang boat landing (There are few adjustments especially among the fisherfolks because they are requesting to adjust the boat landing)," Zozobrado said during the Pulong-Pulong ni Pulong press conference at the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
He said the original design for the boat landing, made by the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH), was not ideal according to the fisherfolk.
“Kadtong initial nga nabuhat sa DPWH, dili kuno enough ang space for all existing boats. Gusto nila og direct access sa dagat (The initial DPWH design was not spacious for all existing boats. They wanted to have direct access to the sea),” Zozobrado said.
He said the Bago Aplaya Boat Landing will allow only 30 boats to dock but he said the DPWH will conduct a consultation to resolve other issues.
The councilor also said that a new location for the boat landing is being considered.