A ONE-HECTARE port that will serve both passengers and cargoes in northern Cebu will soon rise in Poblacion, Liloan, Cebu.
Eugene Eric Lim, president and chief executive officer of the Topline Group, said the port will help more than 15,000 workers in Liloan and the neighboring towns of Danao and Compostela in avoiding the traffic congestion.
“For this port development, it’s more of easing traffic congestion in Metro Cebu and to connect other ports to this port. We’re also catering to ferries for passengers as well as cargoes and Roros (roll-on/roll-off),” Lim said during the groundbreaking ceremony.
For tourism, Lim said they want to spread the opportunities brought by local and foreign tourists in Liloan.
“Right now, it’s actually situated in Mactan. So we want to spread the sunshine to Metro Cebu,” he said.
Kyle Gregory Uy, vice president and chief operating officer of Pier 88 Ventures, Inc., said the development will bridge the gap from Liloan to the Cebu City and Mactan.
“It’s basically addressing connectivity,” he said.
The pier is targeted to finished within six to nine months and will be functional by the fourth quarter of 2019 or early 2020.
Three passenger ferries with 300 person capacity will be utilized that will have a route from Liloan to Mactan and Liloan to Cebu.
The company is pouring P1-billion investment for the port which has three phases.