After all the controversy surrounding the refurbishmente and significant improvements of the city’s top Tourism show window, the Rizal Boulevard, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials granted to the City Government the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the project.
In pursuit of government efforts to push tourist arrivals in Dumaguete and elsewhere, the Environmental Management Bureau of DENR Region 7 Director William P. Cuñado certified that the Local Government Unit of Dumaguete City represented by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has been granted the ECC for the proposed Rehabilitation/Improvement of the Rizal Boulevard near the Press Club compound with an area of Seventeen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifteen (17, 715) square meters.
The project components include eight (8) units volleyball/handball courts with 1, 024 square meters; open spaces (including paved pathways and promenade area, 16, 691 square meters; 36 units of lamp posts (including rough-ins and installation of electrical wiring, fixtures and energizing) and containment wall/seawall of 234.26 square meters.
Cuñado noted that the LGU has satisfied the requirements, hence DENR-EMB decided to grant an ECC for the project.
At present, hundreds of residents and tourists, young and old alike, would converge every night at the Rizal Boulevard to engage in sports, wellness, rest and recreation.