Former Gov Victor dela Serna reinstated his stand that supplying water to Cebu through the Cebu-Bohol Friendship Bridge should be designed to avoid draining the natural resources of Bohol.
Dela Serna pointed out that development planners should prioritize the communities around the water source in Bohol, instead of giving more importance on benefitting Cebu.
The former governor also warned that the bridge might only make it easy for criminals from Cebu to travel to Bohol.
Dela Serna shared the sentiments of top-rated DyRD Inyong Alagad listeners in expressing reluctance to the project.
He also commented on the slim chances of project implementation as it requires huge funding.
For his part, Second District Rep. Aris Aumentado earlier said the project wll require private investors to finance the project as the government is not ready to finance the gigantic project.
The proposed 21-kilometer friendship bridge connects Getafe in Bohol and Cordova in Cebu and is designed to make possible water, electricity and internet linkage.
Excess water from Bohol will be sent to Bohol through a pipeline that will be carried on the bridge.
In return, excess power supply from Cebu will be transmitted through the bridge.
Internet cables from Cebu-based telephone company branches will also be carried on the bridge.
A random survey conducted during the top-ratedÂ “Inyong Alagad”Â program of DYRD showed majority of the Boholanos in favor of the proposed bridge between Cebu and Bohol.
Economic prosperity will be direct result of the bridge to both provinces, the respondents said.