A P10-BILLION international port will soon rise in Talisay City.
The Cebu South Harbor and Container Terminal Services Corp. (CSHCTSC) will cater to containers and break bulk cargo operations, and is expected to generate hundreds of jobs for Talisaynons.
Cebu Port Authority General Manager Angelo Verdan said the port will be leased by the CSHCTSC for 25 years and that it was initially funded by the Department of Transportation, the CPA’s mother unit.
Verdan said that since the vicinity of the port is too shallow for vessels to dock, the private concessionaires will reclaim 25 hectares in waters off Talisay City, with the proper permits from the Philippine Reclamation Authority.
He said that while this port will compete with Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp. (Opascor), both have their separate markets.
Verdan said that Opascor, the exclusive labor service provider, has an ongoing P1.1-billion construction of a finger port to augment the existing Cebu International Port (CIP).
According to Cecile Bitare, consultant of the CSHCTSC, the private and commercial port will be a state-of-the-art facility that will be a gateway for international ships.
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