DENR grants ECC for Pangasinan golf course

January 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm 1 comment

LINGAYEN — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has finally issued to the Pangasinan provincial government the needed environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the proposed world-class 18-hole golf course within the 300-hectare eco-tourism zone here.
The ECC, dated January 2, 2013, the first working day for the year, and signed by DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau director Juan Miguel Cuna, by authority of DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, was released on January 4 and received personally by Provincial Administrator Rafael Howard Baraan and Engr. Alvin Bigay at the DENR-EMB head office in Quezon City.
With the issuance of the ECC, the province can now pursue the long-delayed development of the golf course. Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. said a special team of local management planners are now reviewing investment offers under a public-private partnership scheme.
The governor said that a group of foreign investors had earlier expressed the keen interest to undertake the project in partnership with the provincial government of Pangasinan.
According to Engr. Bigay, chief of the provincial housing and urban development office, the golf course project is estimated to cost at least P200-million.
The ECC covers amenities of the 38-hectare golf course within the cluster of three barangays of Sabangan, Estanza and Malimpuec , such as greens, tee mounds, tee houses, driving range, fairways, lagoons, road network, car paths and gutter, clubhouse, caddy house, maintenance and nursery areas.
So far, the provincial government has constructed two big man-made lagoons, interceptors and sediment traps as features of the project’s storm water run-off management program.
It will be recalled that then Pres. Fidel V. Ramos issued Proclamation No. 1258 on June 22, 1998 segregating and reserving certain parcels of land of the public domain situated in said barangays to be developed as an eco-tourism zone.
But the area went idle for at least 10 years, thus motivating groups of informal settlers to squat on the government-owned property.
However, since Governor Espino assumed the governorship, he started clearing the area paving the way the development of the eco-tourism zone.
In support of the project, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Feb. 15, 2010 passed and approved a resolution authorizing Gov. Amado Espino to enter into a joint venture agreement (JVA) with interested parties for the development of the eco-tourism area covered by the presidential proclamation.
This led later to groundbreaking rites led by Former Pres. Ramos for the Pangasinan Eco-Tourism Area Project on April 5, 2010
Baraan said the golf course project was included in the medium-term provincial development and physical framework plan (PDFP) and provincial development investment program (PDIP) for 2010-2015. (PIO)

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Emilio Bonifacio  |  February 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    another ecc was issued at the same time that of Orchard Golf in Cavite where Fidel Ramos also has interests


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