Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gov. Miraflores, works alongside DOTC to purchase pontoon for Cagban Port

Posted February 21, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Aklan Governor Joeben Miraflores had a conversation with Caticlan Jetty Port Administrator Nieven Maquirang.

Maquirang, during the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Session in Malay last week, said the Governor told him that he will be requesting the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for the purchase of a Pontoon for the Cagban Jetty Port.

The said pontoon can be costly. A 100 by 6 meter wide can worth as much as 18 million pesos and is to be set with canopy and railings.

According to Maquirang, the province doesn’t have enough funding for this, the reason that they will be coordinating with the DOTC.

Meanwhile, Governor Miraflores assures that with DOTC’s help, it will be purchased soon and is expected to arrive this March or April.

A pontoon at the Cagban Jetty Port is the solution the provincial government is looking into to alleviate the sluggish operation of motorboats particularly during low tides.

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