Capitol studying revival of old port in Cauayan

The Negros Occidental provincial government is studying the proposal to reopen the old port of the defunct Maricalum Mining Corp. in Barangay Bulata, Cauayan, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Friday, January 26.

Cauayan Mayor John Rey Tabujara on Thursday said they are interested in reviving the port to boost the local economy, and that he has had initial talks with the governor.

“We have not decided what to do but yes there is that proposal. Mayor Tabujara is looking for ways to really improve the economy of his town and having a port is one way of generating income,” Lacson said.

Lacson said Maricalum could still have a stake in that port “so we will have to study that”.

“The provincial government is in agreement to revive the operation of that port, “Lacson said.

On the possible interest of Tsuneishi, a Japanese firm, to put up a ship repair facility in Cauayan, Lacson said it must be remembered that in front of Cauayan is Danjugan Island, so “we
have to also be aware of the environment implication”.

Tabujara said his three priorities for Cauayan are the rehabilitation of its water system, a landfill and the construction of a road from Barangay Poblacion to Barangay Camindangan.*

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