DUMAGUETE CITY – Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Management Bureau Region 7 Director William P. Cuñado has certified that the Local Government Unit of Dumaguete City represented by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has been granted the Environmental Compliance Certificate for the proposed Rehabilitation/Improvement of the Rizal Boulevard near the Press Club 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.
This project is necessary in order to protect the buildings and communities along the shoreline from storm surges and huge waves that normally would reach even the highway endangering motorists and pedestrians.
To maximize the use of this shoreline protection, beach courts and promenade, which are well lighted will be developed to give more space for games and amusements.
True enough, 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.