Duterte leads inauguration of 8 seaport projects in Mindoro
President Rodrigo Duterte spearheaded the simultaneous inauguration of eight integrated seaport development projects in the provinces of Mindoro on November 18.
Duterte also led the inspection of the Calapan Port Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
Transportation Secretary Art Tugade and Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Daniel Santiago joined the Chief Executive in the inauguration that includes two port projects in the Port of Abra de ilog in Occidental Mindoro.
They also inaugurated the projects in the Ports of Calapan, Puerto Galera, Bulalacao, Mansalay, Bansud and Roxas.
Puerto Galera’s new gateway port, the Port of Balatero, now offers comfortable passenger travel with an expanded PTB and an extended jetty and back-up area. The port’s PTB can now accommodate 500 passengers at any given time as Puerto Galera reopens to tourists.
The improvement of the Port of Bansud’s reinforced concrete (RC) platform, RoRo ramp and RC pier, meanwhile, will bolster the port’s operational capability.
On the other hand, the Port of Bulalacao can now use its maximum capacity and space with a completed and expanded back-up area.
With the expansion of the Port of Mansalay, the port can now accommodate the demands of shipping trade in the area. The seaport plays a major role in the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) and has been identified as one of the major routes.
Development projects in the Port of Roxas include the expansion of its back-up area, RC platform and RoRo ramp and the installation of a new port lighting system.
Meanwhile, development projects for Occidental Mindoro’s main seaport, the Port of Abra de Ilog, include the construction of its RC pier, RoRo ramp and access trestle, and construction of the port’s new operations building.