On the Davao City side, Councilor Pilar C. Braga also said the issuance of an ECC needs approval from the local government. She also questioned the impact of the structure on declared marine sanctuaries in the city’s Sasa area. She called for a presentation before the city council by the project’s proponents. “The city council in the Davao side is very concerned about the entire issue. We would like to be enlightened with some more information… We would like to have a win-win alignment solution for the environment and the bridge,” Ms. Braga said. On the other hand, Mr. Sadain said in an online public hearing last week that DPWH already secured resolutions from the corresponding development councils of Davao City, Samal, and Davao region. He also cited the study undertaken by Galerio Environmental Consultancy, hired by Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong Ltd., indicating that no significant coral reefs will be affected by the bridge alignment. The P23.04 billion bridge, which will span 2.8 kilometers, will be funded through official development assistance. Start of construction was originally planned to start this year, but has been moved to 2021.