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Completion of P153.5-M feeder port in Sagay City set in 2019

The construction of the PHP153.5-million feeder port/fish landing project in Sagay City, Negros Occidental funded by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is targeted for completion in April 2019.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, and DA-6 Regional Director Remelyn Recoter, project director of PRDP Project Support Offices Visayas Cluster, led officials during the groundbreaking rites held Tuesday at Barangay Old Sagay.

The 280-meter project in the northern Negros city is expected to benefit more than 12,000 fisherfolk/farmers or 2,787 households.

Marañon said it always had been his dream to have a fish landing/feeder port in his hometown, where he also once served as mayor.

He urged residents of Sagay to take advantage of this kind of opportunity.

For her part, Recoter commended the governor and the Negrenses for being recipients of the PRDP projects.

She said that Negros Occidental was included in the top three local government units (LGUs) in the country which had availed of the highest amount of projects under the PRDP.

The younger Marañon said he was grateful to the Provincial Government, PRDP and DA for granting the feeder port/fish landing project to Sagay.

This would promote economic development and improve the people’s livelihood, he said.

The PRDP, jointly funded by the World Bank, the national government and the participating LGUs, is a six-year national project under the DA that aims to establish a modern, value chain-oriented and climate-resilient agriculture and fisheries sector.

Through partnerships with the LGUs and the private sector, it provides key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise incomes, productivity and competitiveness in targeted areas.
Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO

Nanette Guadalquiver / PNA