BORACAY ISLAND –An official of the Aklan Jetty Port Administration is proposing a new port in the northern part of this resort island to accommodate the growing number of visitors.
Aklan Jetty Port Administrator Niven Maquirang is lobbying for the construction of a new port in Barangay Yapak to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Aklan.
Maquirang said a new port was needed to aid the growing number of tourists of the island and to ensure safety and security here.
The proposed Yapak port will help decongest passenger traffic at Cagban port in Barangay Manocmanoc which is the main entry and exit port in the island, said Maquirang.
Aside from being a tourist-friendly passenger terminal, the proposed port is also being eyed to cater to cargoes.
The jetty port administration is also suggesting to put up a new terminal and passenger building at the reclamation area near the Caticlan Jetty Port in mainland Malay.
Meanwhile, the proposal to build the new port was raised after the implementation of the “one entry-one exit” policy in the island was questioned at the SP.
Maquirang noted that the Provincial Ordinance No. 05-032 or the One Entry/Exit Policy was not properly observed in the island as there were resorts and establishments that had their own welcome centers and ports, saying that this could be a threat to security.
He said that they were pushing to amend the “one entry/exit” policy to prevent any illegal activities in the island. (Karen V. Bermejo/PNA)