LUBANG MUNICIPAL FISH PORT
The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority on the 22/12/2014 put out an Invitation to Bid (ITB) document for the Construction of Lubang Municipal Fish Port/ Brgy. Maguinhawa, Lubang, Mindoro Occidental.
The project includes the site development and utilities works such as: reclamation, rock revetment , concrete works, construction of perimeter fence and gates, utilities works and miscellaneous works;
Construction of causeway such as earthworks, concrete works and laying of concrete topping for slope protection; and building facilities such as construction of trading hall/admin. Office/public comfort room, and guardhouse.
Approved Budget for the Contract: PHP 17,643,664.86 and the Contract Duration 300 days.
The Philippines is building 50 fish ports starting in 2015, placing emphasis on the post-production aspect of the fisheries sector including cold storage and processing facilities to raise the earnings potential of fishermen.
This is a developmental approach to fisheries, said Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Asis Perez told reporters Monday. “Majority of our budget is allocated in production but there is more money to be made in post-production,” he said.
“Fish ports are traditionally constructed in developed areas with commercial activity and infrastructure,” Perez noted, saying such an approach “alienates other fishing areas” that badly needs post-production facilities.
“We thought that there should be a developmental component in selecting areas for the ports,” he added.
... According to the bureau's earlier estimates, a municipal fish port costs P30 million on average but an integrated would require more than P100 million in investments.
Reference: GMA NEWS ON LINE July 1, 2013