Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a P153,516,647 feeder port/fish landing in Brgy. Old Sagay, Sagay City, yesterday.
The 280-meter project financed by the Philippine Rural Development Project is expected to be completed by April 18, 2019 and will benefit more than 12,000 fisherfolk/farmers or 2,787 households in the area, a press release from the Capitol said yesterday.
Marañon thanked PRDP for fulfilling one of his dreams for Sagay City to have a fish landing/feeder port in the area. He also encouraged the people to take advantage of the opportunities given to them.
Regional Executive Director and Project Director of PRDP PSO Visayas Cluster, RemelynRecoter, said Negros Occidental is in the top three for being one of the Local Government Units in the country with the highest amount of projects availed from PRDP.
Projects like these will boost agritourism and the economy of the LGU, she added.
Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III thanked the provincial government, PRDP and the Department of Agriculture for granting the project to their city, saying it will promote economic development and improve the livelihood of the people.
Also present during the ceremony were RPCO 6 Deputy Project Director Manuel Olanday, PRDP Deputy Director Albert Barrogo, and other Sagay, Capitol and PRDP officials, the press release said .*
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