Marine park to rise at Paseo — Celso PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 July 2012 14:32

With the support and assistance of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST), the city government will establish a marine park, a sanctuary of nature, at the city’s number one attraction site, Paseo del Mar.

Mayor Celso Lobregat revealed this Thursday night during the inauguration of the P9.3 million 17-door apartment type-dormitory that the city government built and funded at the ZSCMST campus.

The mayor said the marine park will feature variety of fish species currently being grown at the ZSCMST’s Aquaculture Laboratory.

The project, which was first emphasized in his State of the City Report before the City Council last year, is expected to give every resident and visitor the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of fishes, turtles and other form of marine life.

Mayor Lobregat said the ZSCMST headed by President Dr. Milavel Nazario has been doing many things for the beautification, progress and prosperity of the city of Zamboanga citing the numerous other contributions of the college in the recent past.

The mayor said the marine park will be an added attract at the Paseo del Mar, which has been teeming with people since its opening two years ago.

The project is underway and will be a collaborative effort of the city government, ZSCMST as well as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the City Agriculturist Office.

Last March 23, the city government formally opened the musically gyrating dancing fountain at the Paseo. Another project, the construction of a multi-purpose building/ convention center is ongoing at the former squatter’s area. Teh multi-purpose building houses a fully-equipped theatre-type hall, conference room to include an area for fine dining for concessionaires and a huge assembly hall intended to host exhibits, trade fairs and gatherings.

On the other hand, the mayor said the 17-door apartelle that the city government constructed at the ZSCMST forms part of his administration’s thrust to help the education sector improve quality of education. — Sheila Covarrubias