PGMA inaugurates the P717.47M Port of Zamboanga

August 7, 2009 10:19 am 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Aug. 7 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently inaugurated the newly-expanded back-up area of the Port of Zamboanga.

The back-up area project costs P717.47 million and consists of two stages.

Phase I amounted to P283.23 million, completed in January 2005; while Phase II amounted to P434.24 million and was completed in January 2009.

Port Management Office-Zambaoanga Port Manager Nilo Miole said the project is expected to bring more revenues for the Zamboanga Port as it has made the facility truly capable of being an ASEAN gateway.

Works include the 270-linear-meter reinforced concrete wharf, 1.8-hectare backup area, improved drainage system and new port lighting facilities.

The President also administered the oath of office to new Presidential Assistant for Western Mindanao, Crisanto 'Monsi' dela Cruz. (PNA) /V3/LBV/

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