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Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:00

Mayor Beng Climaco has immediately responded to the coal shortage problem besetting the Industrial Group of Zamboanga (IGZI) that could lead to disruption of work canning factories based in the city.

Right after she was informed of the situation, Climaco on Tuesday contacted Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Wilter Palma to discuss measures to ensure an uninterrupted supply of coal to Zamboanga City from Sibugay.

“He (Gov. Palma) explained the need for compliance with laws and assured me it will be resolved today (Wednesday, August 9),” the chief executive said adding that these canning industries employ people in the city coming from the neighboring provinces like Sibugay.

She emphasized that continuous coordination with the Province of Sibugay and Zamboanga City is vital to the development of the region as well.

With Gov. Palma’s assurance, Mayor Climaco responded to the problem besetting the industrial group of Zamboanga to resolve coal shortage in a bid to help ensure livelihood of workers as well as canning factories.

The IGZI has written the mayor requesting her to intercede by coordinating with the Sibugay provincial government to allow the delivery of coal to the city.

Some canning factories in the city are expected to stop operations due to shortage of coal caused by the suspension of coal deliveries from Sibugay because of problems in transport permits.(PR)