The Negros Occidental SangguniangPanlalawigan yesterday approved anordinance of Hinoba-an town, increasing its industrial area in BarangayBacuyangan, by reclassifying agricultural property.
Municipal Ordinance 2017-03 increases the industrial area located in Barangay Bacuyangan, Hinoba-an, from 348,864 square meters to 2,828,546 square meters.
The reclassified property will be used for the town's industrial estate,Board Member Alain Gatuslao said.
The industrial estate is being eyed to host a Japanese ship recycling firm that will create thousands of jobs in Hinoba-an.
Once the property is reclassified, the provincial government, as beneficial owner of the property, will present to the Department of Agrarian Reform the request for the property to be converted to industrial use for the ship firm, Gatuslao said.
However, the process will take some time, he admitted.*CPG
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