Gov Miraflores opposes Boracay bridge project: Port terminal na lang!


Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores rejected the proposal of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to build a 1.2-kilometer limited-access bridge infrastructure between Boracay Island and Caticlan in Malay, Aklan.

In his Monday’s State of the Province Address, Miraflores said he turned down the project in a meeting with the Boracay Inter Agency Task Force early this year.

He intends to build instead an Integrated Port Terminal that will have complete facilities and accommodate cruise ship passengers, according to him.

“Breakwater structures will also be put up to upgrade both ports (including Cagban) into all-weather ports that can allow berthing of motorboats and fast crafts during habagat season and will operate 24-7,” Miraflores said.

The governor said the provincial government also plans to develop the 6,000 square-meter area adjacent to Wetland Number 6 to pave the way for a much presentable and compliant market site for vendors and masseurs.

“The development will also feature stalls for food businesses,” he added.