The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) inaugurated the Port of Claveria in Cagayan Province on Monday (February 3).
In a statement, the DOTr said the port development project aims to help address the need of the province for an efficient network that integrates land, sea, and air transport systems.
Among the works carried out at the port is the construction of the Reinforced Concrete Platform that will serve as an additional backup area, additional Roll-on/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) ramp, and road repair going to and from the seaport.
“I give you a project, the project of President Rodrigo Duterte. Use it, enjoy it, but in Heaven’s name, please take care of it,” said DOTr Secretary Tugade during his speech.
Meanwhile, PPA General Manager Santiago said there is a much need to establish economic linkages in the Cagayan Valley region.
“Kinakailangan talagang magkaroon tayo ng mga pantalan dito para magkaroon ng accessibility doon sa mga northern islands natin (We really need to have ports here for accessibility to our northern islands),” he said.—AAC