PANGLAO, Bohol – Mayor Leonila Montero bared that it’s not only one construction firm interested in the construction of a jetty or landing pad for delivery of construction materials once the planned New Bohol Airport (NBA) project starts in this town but also the winning contractor of the airport project. The mayor showed a copy of the letter from Chiyoda-Mitsubishi Joint Venture, the bid winner of the airport project, asking her office to take action of its request for the jetty in the same area, sitio Tabuan of barangay Tangnan of this town.
The said area is also being eyed by the Ormoc city-based C. Harrison Power Enterprises and Construction Services, which conducted an earlier public consultation/hearing in the said place.
But she said she has yet to respond to the said letter-request of the joint venture saying there has to be consultation first with the officials concerned.
Also, the mayor issued statement that the people, particularly those who opposed the construction of the port in said place, cannot blame her administration for the private-initiated project in jetty construction since the C. Harrison Power Enterprises and Construction Services has yet to submit to her office the entire plan of the said port.
Meanhile, barangay chairman Cirilo Gatase said that the schedule another round of public hearing in connection with the port project in his barangay Tangnan was reset to give ample time for the residents to attend.
He did not yet give the date of the planned public hearing which is expected to be held at the barangay hall.
The barangay official said that another public hearing is also needed to find out the authentic signatories of the manifesto opposing the jetty construction. This must be done since he was informed that there were signatures of the dead persons affixed to the manifesto that saw print in a weekly paper, he said.
But the main purpose of the public hearing is to inform his constituents of the jetty project.
Earlier, Engr. Teleron of the C. Harrison Power Enterprises and Construction Services said that the company is just trying to supply construction materials for the airport project without hinting it is a sub-contractor of the airport project contractor. (rvo)