Cebu environment think tank warns danger of Seafront City reclamation
A Cebu-based think tank focusing on environmental issues has warned of environmental hazards if the 235.80 hectare Seafront City reclamation in Consolacion, Cebu pushes through. In a statement sent Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, FBS-Environment and Community Research and Development Services said the proposed reclamation project will do more harm than good for the environment. “Should the reclamation project continue as it is, the damage to our marine biodiversity will be irreversible,” Dr. Filipina Sotto, the project leader of the think tank’s study, said. “The loss of our natural resources will also harm the poor the most, such as the fisherfolk who rely on the sea for their income and sustenance.” The proposed Seafront City reclamation project is a consortium with a private firm, La Consolacion Seafront Development Inc. (LCSDC), and the municipal government of Consolacion. This mixed-use reclamation project is envisioned to become an international economic hub.
Cebu environment think tank warns danger of Seafront City reclamation. (2021, October 23). SunStar Cebu, p. 11.
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