No-build zone markers installed this week — DENR

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Land Management Service (LMS) is hoping to complete the installation of temporary markers for no-build zones from Palo, Leyte to Tacloban City this Wednesday.

The markers determine the 20 and 40-meter easement from the shoreline, according to LMS Eastern Visayas regional technical director Ramon S. Unay.

Four teams are currently doing the markings covering San Joaquin to McArthur Shrine in Palo; McArthur Shrine to Fisherman’s Village, Fisherman’s Village to Anibong and Anibong to San Juanico, all in Tacloban City.

This covers the 35.2 kilometer length of shoreline from San Joaquin village of Palo to San Juanico Bridge in Tacloban City.

Unay said that to date 20 percent of the temporary markers for the 20-meter easements have been installed and 30 percent for the 40-meter easement.

The regional executive said that they already conducted series of meetings with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the setting up of permanent markers and chief executives of concerned local government units (LGUs) for the project.

“The concern of the DENR is just to delineate the 20-meter easement from the shoreline and the one that will install the permanent markers is the DPWH,” he explained.

Within the week, concerned cabinet officials will be meeting in Manila to decide on the final distance for the no build zone, he added. They decided to install temporary markers for the 20 and 40 meter easement, meantime that the final distance is yet to be finalized.

Unay said that the delineation of the easement will not only cover Palo to Tacloban but will be in effect in the entire Eastern Visayas. (PNA)