BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Two companies are eyeing investments in renewable energy in Negros Occidental, as the provincial government starts attracting investors in the province in an attempt to recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to its economy, revealed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday.
Lacson said the investors eyed the Bago River system for the hydro project and a solar power plant in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.
“We will push for that because we need the private sector also to generate employment, not only from the provincial government,” he added.
Lacson also stressed that the unanimous votes given to him and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer by Negrenses during the recently concluded elections, is a “manifestation of an approval of what we have done in the past three years.”
We will take this as an inspiration, and as a reminder, that we shall continue, or even to do better, the governor said, as he also thanked the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan under the leadership of Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer.
Twenty-three of the incumbent mayors in Negros Occidental, who are either affiliated with Love Negros and United Negros Alliance, got reelected, along with almost all board members.
Ferrer also reiterated the full support of the provincial council in the administration of Lacson.
“The unity is there, ever since,” Ferrer, president of the United Negros Alliance, said.
Lacson, on the other hand, is a member of the Love Negros political group.*