The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Wednesday launched and turned over to the local government unit of Lila the province’s 13th community fish landing center (CFLC).
Lila Mayor Regina Salazar and BFAR 7 director Nilo Katanda led the turnover ceremony of the CFLC which is located along the national road in Barangay Macalingan.
According to Salazar, the new facility is the first of its kind in the third district.
The P2.5-million CFLC was funded by the national government through BFAR, particularly the Department of Agriculture’s Targeted Action to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation program.
Salazar said that the facility will improve the livelihood of residents in Lila particularly farmers and boost the town’s economy.
“Ang atong CFLC sa Lila bag-o na gyung gi-inagurahan para sa katuyuan nga makatabang sa kapobrehon sa mga tawo nga nagdala sa pangisda ug pagpanguma. Ang lungsod usab moduyog ang pag-asenso sa ekonomiya,” said Salazar.
The CLFC in Lila is replete with a fish drying area, an administrative office, a refrigeration facility and a meeting area for fishermen.
According to Salazar, the BFAR 7 has also pledged to allocate two freezer vans for the town.
The BFAR had earlier noted that it plans to build at least 14 CFLCs in the province. (R. Tutas)