Friday, January 25, 2013

Progress for reclamation project in Caticlan this 2013, possible

Caticlan Jetty Port Administrator Nieven Maquirang believes that the controversial reclamation project of the province will be able to progress this 2013.

This is because at the moment, only a few documents are needed to be submitted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or DENR to the Supreme Court, which holds the case, to prove that the project will bring no harm to the environment.

He is also confident that the Supreme Court will lift the Temporary Environmental Protection Order or TEPO that was released against the Provincial Government who is the proponent of the reclamation.

The TEPO was requested by the Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) during which they filed a case against the project.

As a result the embankment and or the filling up of the 2.6 hectare target area were put to a stop.

However on the third quarter of 2012, the BFI converted and expressed their support to the project.

And another plus factor was the endorsement by the Municipal Council of Malay and the Caticlan Baranggay Council.

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