DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug 6 (PIA)--Dumaguete City Council has approved the P17 million funding for the continued rehabilitation/improvement of the Rizal Boulevard near the Press Club, this city.
The project will include excavation for seawall toe, filling-up of ballastro, construction of rubble concrete toe and stone masonry wall and construction of 297.68 linear meters of reinforced concrete wave deflector.
This also involves reclamation activities now that the Philippine Reclamation Authority has sanctioned the project and the Environmental Compliance Certificate was issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which should address the concerns of some sectors.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said the project is necessary to prevent storm surges and huge waves that has destroyed the sea wall, damaged the paved pathway endangering the national highway and motorists.
Remollo said once completed, the shoreline protection will also serve as additional walking or jogging spaces and playing areas for rest and recreation for tourists and locals.
This project is also in line with preparation for the city's hosting of the 2020 ASEAN Schools Games that will be participated by 2, 500 of the best student athletes from the member countries of the Southeast Asian Region. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)