TACLOBAN CITY: Repairs carried out on a conked out dredger engine has stalled the completion of the Tacloban fish port complex.
Even so, the fish port complex amounting to P44.3 million is more than 50 percent completed, reported city administrator lawyer Tecson John Lim.
The proposed Type A fish port complex launched last year is at the city government-owned lot on Barangay 37 reclamation area.
The complex is expected to strengthen marine product trade in the city, and facilitate harbor and refrigeration processes.
Lim said that the repair of the dredger owned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is still on-going so the contractor decided to work on other sections of the project.
Apparently, some portions of the reclaimed area where the complex is located is in need of dredging. However, the dredger engine up for repairs still has to undergo proper bidding process.
DPHW regional director Rolando Asis reported that the repair has been bid out.
Asis said that the repair was scheduled to start this week and should be completed in August.
The dredger was requested by the city government to be used for cleanup of the rivers in the city and was one of the three biggest dredgers of DPWH, said Lim.
But it was eventually decided that the dredger be used for the area where the fish port project will be constructed.