The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is eyeing the rehabilitation of its more than 25-year old fish port here and spur economic development in this city.
This was disclosed by PFDA general manager lawyer Rodolfo Paz Jr., during his recent visit here who met and discussed with Secretary Proseso J. Alcala the proposed development.
“We’ve been discussing it among ourselves upon instruction of Senator Franklin Drilon who would like very much that this be developed in order to ease the pressures in the Muelle Loney (Iloilo) river,” he said.
The proposed rehab involves dredging of the harbor basin, construction of breakwater, possible improvement of existing cold storage I and 2, installation of air blast freezer and provision of flake ice machine, installation of fish processing fish facilities, improvement of mooring facilities, harbor lights among others to meet the latest standard, he said.
Initial estimates for the proposed project is P270 million even as he mentioned that they still have to conduct detailed engineering plans.