Fishermen get green boats

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RAMON, Isabela: Some 15 fiberglass boats were turned over to fisherfolk organizations in Isabela, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya provinces by SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) to promote sustainable livelihood. Rhoda Santos, SNAP corporation communications manager, said the boats were products of fiberglass boat making training by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 2. The project was granted through the Magat Task Force, a multipartite advisory council responsible for sustainable aquaculture in the Magat reservoir, among others. “Boats made of fiberglass have the advantage of withstanding the elements under heat and cold and have corrosion-resistant properties that allow them to last for around 30 years,” Santos added. SNAP-Magat owns and operates the 360-megawatt Magat Hydroeletric Power Plant at the border of Ifugao and Isabela. It is a joint venture of SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower.

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