P500M eyed for city fish port

THE P500 million rehabilitation of the city fish port may likely be implemented in 2019.

 Lawyer Glenn Pangapalan, general manager of the government-controlled Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), said they are currently planning to expand the Davao Fish Port Complex (DFPC) in Barangay Daliao, Toril District.

 DFCPC is the second major fishing port established in Mindanao area which serves as a center for the collection, processing, storage, and packaging of fishery and marine products for distribution to Davao area and export market.

 Pangapalan said the rehabilitation of the fish port is needed as it can no longer cater big ships carrying fish supply to  the city.

“We have a problem in Toril since the area is already shallow,” he said. “We can’t cater anymore big ships.”

 Pangapalan said the rehabilitation is included in the flagship projects of President Rodrigo Duterte.

 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), he said, already approved the the rehabilitation.

 “Once the plan is finished, we will use whatever corporate powers the PFDA has to modernize the port, its facility, and hopefully to expand the area,” Atty. Pangapalan said.

 He added that when the improvement of the Davao Fish Port Complex takes place, the PFDA would now have an expanded capacity to cater a 20-metric ton increase of tuna supply for the wet markets in the city.

 Councilor Conrado Baluran last week requested for an increase of 20-ton tuna supply for the city.

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