Philippines: Department of Agriculture to Upgrade IFPC

The Department of Agriculture will set aside P200 million to rehabilitate and upgrade the Iloilo Fish Port Complex (IFPC) and complete the construction of a breakwater to protect fishing vessels docking at the port.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala made the commitment during a ceremonial groundbreaking of a P105-million breakwater at IFPC, Barangay Tanza, Iloilo City, November 16, 2012, with Senator Franklin Drilon as guest of honor and speaker.

Senator Drilon thanked Secretary Alcala and the DA through the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) for their assistance to complete the construction of a 600-meter breakwater along the eastern side of IFPC, where he shared P30M under his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Senator Drilon said the upgrading of the 21-hectare fish port complex and completion of the breakwater will transform Iloilo into a major fish trading hub next to Navotas.


Dredging Today Staff, November 19, 2012