Manila Bulletin

Sarangani tuna town gets seawall from BFAR


Agricultur­e Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that Kiamba, a tuna-rich town in Sarangani, will get a R20 million worth of seawall from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). “A R20-million fishport [project] in the tuna-rich town of Kiamba, Sarangani facing the Celebes Sea would have been another White Elephant had I not visited the coastal town on Friday along with Senator Manny Pacquiao and Governor Steve Solon,” Piñol said. “Without the breakwater, the fish port would be another white elephant that would just sit beside the shore while the fishermen will land their catch in some makeshift wharves in a cove somewhere,” he added. After checking available funds in BFAR, Piñol ordered the realignmen­t of R20 million so the 100-meter breakwater could be constructe­d by the second quarter of this year and the fish port could be utilised before the end of the year. (MBM)

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