PH INAUGURATES 3 PORTS
The Department of Transportation and the Philippine Ports Authority have inaugurated three port projects linking Palawan to other parts of the nation and the nearby countries.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago led the inauguration of the completed ports in Palawan – the Port of San Fernando in El Nido, the Port of Bataraza in Brgy. Buliluyan, and the Borac Port in Coron.
Also in attendance were Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez, Palawan 2nd district Rep. Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar, Palawan 3rd district Rep. Gil Acosta Jr., El Nido, Palawan Mayor Edna G. Lim, and other local and national officials.
The inauguration also marks the start of operations for the newly constructed seaports aimed to boost economic progress in Palawan, and the whole of MIMAROPA or Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan region.
The ports of san Fernando, Bataraza, and Borac are among the 424 completed seaport projects of the DOTR and PPA, under the massive "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program of the Duterte administration.
Tugade underscores the political will of president Rodrigo Duterte and the cooperation of the local government that made the success of the projects.