The Bacolod Real Estate and Development Corp. management will pour in additional budget for more development projects this year, its port manager, Romeo Casela, said in a press release yesterday.
“We are still reviewing the facilities and we already have a plan for the improvement of the roro (roll on, roll off) terminal this year. We will rehabilitate also some of the damaged pier aprons to conform with the safe handling methodology of cargoes,” he added.
For 2019, the projects will include the construction of the new roro terminal, fencing of the perimeter for a more secured port, repair of the pier deck aprons, installation of lighting facilities, and resumption of the dredging operation after it stopped for a while because of the rehabilitation of the dredging machine, and the construction of a bigger parking area at the old terminals of the fastcrafts which will soon be demolished.
The fastcraft terminals have been transferred to the new Bredco Port Passenger Terminal on December 20, the press release said.
“When we transfer here, we are still in the state of developing all the facilities. The roro passengers’ is the next step. We have already done the fast crafts and 2Go Manila-Bacolod run which are accepting more passengers than the roro because the roro crafts are more of unitized and vehicles being transported between Iloilo and Bacolod,” Casela said.
He added that Bredco has once again proven its port capability and its major role as far as the industrialization and development of the Visayan Region is concerned.
This after five units of transformers, weighing 152 metric tons each, and another two units of transformers, weighing 82 MTs, of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines arrived at the Bredco port direct from China on December 26, the press release added.*
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