DOTr completes 22 port projects so far in 2019

MANILA The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday announced the completion and pending turnover of 22 port projects so far in 2019.

In a post on Facebook, the DOTr said the completed the port projects, built by the DOTr's maritime sector, will soon be turned over to various local government units to provide positive socio-economic and tourism impacts to their various localities.

It added that the projects are under the Duterte administration's "Build, Build, Build" program and were pursued to establish much-needed inter-island connectivity and mobility to hundreds of coastal and island communities in the country.

In the Calabarzon region, the completed projects include Dinahican Port, Laguimanoc Port and Pitogo Port under the Quezon Port Cluster, Balayan Port, Talisay Port, Brgy. Daykitin Wharf Development, and Brgy. Marlangga Port.

For Bicol Region, the completed ports are the Prieto Diaz Port, Castilla Port, Paracle Port, Masbate Roro Ports, and Salvacion Port.

In Eastern Visayas, the completed projects are Balangkayan Port, Maydolong Port, Quinapondan Port, Pinabacda Port, Kawayan Seaport, Villaba Municipal Port, Limawasa Port, Hindang Port, Carigara Port, and ports in Albuera, Leyte.

In the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, the Polloc Port project is also completed.

The DOTr said the 22 completed ports are in addition to the 173 commercial port projects completed and facilitated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in the last three years.

In a summary of government maritime projects released by the DOTr in October, a total of 70 social and tourism port projects have been completed by the transportation department, totaling 243 completed maritime projects between the DOTr and the PPA.

On top of the completed port projects, the DOTr's data indicated another 136 ongoing projects, 62 of which are under the PPA and 74 under the DOTr. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency