Alegado to proceed with Consolacion reclamation project

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THE incoming mayor of Consolacion town, northern Cebu is planning to push through with the controversial 235.8-hectare reclamation project in Barangay Tayud once she assumes office on June 30, 2022.

Mayor-elect Teresa "Nene" Alegado told reporters on Monday, June 6, 2022, that she will proceed with the construction of the reclamation project amid objections from environmental experts, fisherfolk, and shipping firms operating in the area.

Alegado said they already submitted the needed requirements to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in 2021 and the project is already undergoing a verification process.

The seafront project envisioned to become a commercial area was proposed by Alegado in 2019 but it has received tons of backlash from the public.

Despite this, Alegado hoped that the agency will finally approve the project during her term as the town mayor.

The approval is needed so the construction in the area situated in Barangay Tayud can proceed.

Alegado is also eyeing to improve the town's infrastructure, health facilities and food safety, as well as strengthen climate adaptation.

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