Four Bohol towns are luckier than others after they become beneficiaries of funding support for port project development costing millions of pesos courtesy of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC). In an invitation to bid public published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer in its August 30 issue, projects worth P215 million to be prosecuted by the DOTC involving municipal ports for construction and rehabilitation are for grabs for interested contractors. In Bohol, the lucky municipalities are Baclayon, Bien Unido, Clarin and Maribojoc. With a combined total cost of P15,635,018.14, the three projects are part of the DOTC’s thrust to develop ports in the country in anticipation of increased passengers and cargo throughout. This ensure convenient, affordable, reliable, efficient, and safe transport in the country.
For ports improvement and rehabilitation, the ports of Maribojoc and Baclayon received funding assistance totaling P5,640,144.26. The Maribojoc project involves a damaged causeway with a length of 115 meters and a depth of 3.0 meters. The Baclayon port call for its completion of causeway construction with stair landings. The amount involved is P3.19 million. The opening of bids of both projects is on September 28, 2012. The Bien Unido port expansion involves the construction of a causeway extension with stair landings with a length of 60 meters and a dept of 2.8 meters. The approved budget is P4,994,894 and the submission of opening bids on September 27, 2012. The Clarin port improvement/rehabilitation has a project outlay of P4,999,979.18 whose work includes expansion of wharf with star landings with the submission and opening of bids on September 28, 2012.