Reclamation Project: A Boon to Talisay's New and Emerging Investment Climate

Mayor Neil Lizares III, with Congressman Albee Benitez, met with Atty. Alberto C. Agra, Chairman of the Board, Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) to explore on the possibilities of a reclamation and other development projects in Talisay City, Third District of Negros Occidental.

The exploratory meeting of the 3rd District with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and the Bacolod Real State Development Corp. (BREDCO) was held at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel last July 13, 2017. In photo Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares III (seated 3rd from right) 3rd District Congressman Albee Benitez and PRA Chairman of the Board Atty. Alberto C. Agra (seated 3rd from left)

Also in the meeting were Atty. Sammy Palanca, Atty. Jack Maalat, Mr. Rolando Corona of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. (BREDCO) and Mr. Ismael Penado, Assistant City Administrator, Talisay City.

The PRA is a Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) with a mandate which includes a) Regulatory & and Proprietary Land Reclamation; b) Infrastructure Development; and c) Public Estates Development & Management.

In Negros, the PRA has a joint undertaking with BREDCO and the City of Bacolod, the project is a 108-hectare reclamation area located in the City of Bacolod for commercial and industrial uses.

After the exploratory meeting, (from left) #3rd District Congresman Albee Benitez, Talisay City Mayor Neil E. LIzares III, Philippine Reclamation Authority Chairman of the Board Atty. Alberto C. Agra and Talisay City Asst. Administrator Ismael Penado spared a few minutes for a photo opportunity.

Recently, a bill providing for the construction of a 36 kilometers coastal road traversing Bacolod, Talisay, Silay and Victorias cities and E.B. Magalona was filed at the House of Representative by Congressman Albee Benitez.

A light moment between 3rd District Congressman Albee Benitez and Taliasy City Mayor Neil E. Lizares III

The construction of the reclamation and coastal projects, when completed, will pave the way for new areas for development in Talisay and in the third district of the province.

Photo credit to Leo Jayme (Tito Leo J)