Reclamation Project to Boost Talisay

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.

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.

TALISAY RECLAMATION. The exploratory meeting of the 3rd District with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) & the Bacolod Real State Development Corp. (BREDCO) at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel on July 13. Shown are Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares III (seated 3rd from right) 3rd District Cong. Albee Benitez and PRA Chairman of the Board Atty. Alberto C. Agra (seated 3rd from left).*

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.

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.

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.*(Chuck Diaz / Talisay PIO)