The much-awaited rehabilitation and improvement of the Concepcion Fish Port will already start second quarter next year.
The project, which is a grant from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has a total cost of US$ 5.5 million.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., KOICA Country Director Myung Seop Shin and Concepcion Mayor Milliard Villanueva already signed the Record of Discussions on the project last December 22, 2016.
Earlier, the Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed the project to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). The rehabilitation and development of the Concepcion Fish Port, which will be implemented within two years, is expected to be completed by the year 2018.
Under the project, the existing fish port will undergo rehabilitation and improvement while a new fish port complex will also be constructed. Based on the Project Document, the existing wet market will be converted into a passenger terminal with a total area of 450 square meters. Restaurant stalls will also be improved and a selling area for local products will be constructed.
An access road measuring 5.5 x 50 meters will also be built while solid waste sorting area, toilets, septic tanks and drainage systems and solar lights will be installed in the area. In addition, a new fish port complex with a total pavement area of 6,500 square meters will be constructed.
The new fish port complex will include a fish market area of 600 sq. m., an administration building with a total area of 150 sq.m., and an ice storage facility. A piled causeway with a length of 200 sq.m. and an access road measuring 7 x 40 meters will also be built.
KOICA will also provide the following equipment and materials for the fish port complex: equipment and furniture for the Administration Building and Passenger Terminal, water tanks, solar lights, public address and warning system and generator set. The project also includes capacity building of project implementors and beneficiaries particularly with regard to coastal and marine rehabilitation and enforcement, and employment and livelihood skills and development.