Negros Occidental Governor Bong Lacson together with Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Southern Visayas District Head, Commodore Tito Alvin Andal, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the PCG Radar Station at Bredco Port in Bacolod City, Friday.
It is a 500-square meter facility that will consist of a two-storey building and a tower which will house the radar equipment.
It will primarily control sea traffic and prevent illegal activities such as smuggling and illegal fishing.
Governor Lacson said that the groundbreaking of the PCG Bacolod Radar Station marks the substantial progress that will further allow the effective and efficient delivery of services by the coast guard in terms of marine safety, marine environmental protection, maritime search and rescue, maritime security and law enforcement.
The governor thanked the PCG for their committed service and vigilance and recognized them as the province’s indispensable partner in the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
He also thanked the Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Council, Admiral Joel Garcia.
“As an advocate of consultative leadership, I want to assure you that the provincial government will do its best to support the programs of the PCG, to formulate together with the stakeholders more ways to progress and improve, particularly now that we are in the midst of a pandemic,” said Governor Lacson.