Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BFI, no objections on the reclamation at Caticlan if it’s only 2.6 hectares

Written By: Peach Ledesma

The Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) won’t be having any objections if the reclamation project at Brgy. Caticlan will push through.

This, however, is if the Provincial Government of Aklan will pursue the project with only an area of 2.6 hectares.

This is BFI President Jony Salme’s reaction on an account that what they are only against with is the 30-hectare reclamation that the Provincial Government wants to implement previously.

According to Salme, the 2.6 dimension is what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has given a “go signal”, and is the area stated on the resolution and endorsement of the Municipal Council of Malay.

If, on the other hand, the Province will push on the previous proposal, the BFI will once again do a move to stop it.

The station has earlier reported Aklan Congressman Teodoro Hareso’s statement to continue the reclamation project in Caticlan for the sake of the tourists in Boracay.

Haresco declared this during the oath taking of the newly elected officials in the Municipality of Malay on the 22nd last month.

Translated by: Shelah Casiano

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