Council to Bredco: Finish reclamation in 2 years

THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution amending Resolution No. 325, Series of 2019, or a resolution interposing no objection (Rono) to the application of Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. (Bredco) to reclaim 300 hectares of the foreshore areas in Bacolod City.

Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairperson of the committee on laws, said the resolution, which was unanimously approved during the regular session on Wednesday, April 3, was amended so that Bredco shall process, complete its application, and commence its proposed reclamation within a period of two years.

“We approved their Rono, but then they do not have an exact date on when they will start or finish their project. It will be more protection on the part of the city,” he said.

The City Council earlier approved the Rono of Bredco to reclaim an additional 300 hectares of foreshore land in the city.

Bredco president John Alonte earlier said they will invest about P24 billion to reclaim an additional 300 hectares of foreshore land in the area.

Alonte said that this will be Phase 2 of the reclamation project in the city.

“Bredco already reclaimed 250 hectares. This (300 hectares) will be an additional (reclamation) or the Phase 2 of the reclamation project,” he said.

Bredco is also waiting for the Implementing Rules and Regulations from the Philippine Reclamation Authority.

“Once we have the templates, we will follow because the company is really serious in terms of reclaiming more properties here,” Alonte said. (MAP)


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