Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28
Lt. Gov. Arnold 1. Palacios praised yesterday the Department of Lands and Natural Resources on the recent completion of the Rota West Harbor Marina Rehabilitation Project.
Speaking from his office on Capital Hill, Palacios acknowledged that this project was a long and tedious process. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate DLNR Secretary Anthony T. Benavente, Division of Fish and Wildlife director Manny M. Pangelinan. and DFW Boating Access program supervisor Vicente A. Camacho for taking charge of a worthy project and seeing through from start to finish.”
Palacios also cited Rota DLNR resident director David Calvo and his staff, DLNR, and DFW staff for assisting in the removal and installation of the Rota West Harbor Marina Docking system.
“This is a major accomplishment. Congratulations on a job well done and thank you,” Palacios added.
With the project now complete and a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2022, the people of Rota will soon be able to reap the benefits of the project through such activities as recreational boating.
After encountering several devastating storms to include a super typhoon and other territorially declared disasters, the repairs associated with these storms are now finally complete and the Rota West Harbor Marina is now in a better position to withstand the weather-related effects that have plagued this harbor for so long.
With the completion of the project, the municipality looks to maximize its use for future events such as fishing derbies or to accommodate temporary berthing or transient passengers arriving from either Guam, Saipan, Tinian, or other neighboring islands.
Palacios also recognized the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Program, Region 1, for funding this project under the Boating Access Program. “Without your continued collaboration, partnership, and support, this project will not be possible. We always welcome and value your partnership. Thank you and congratulation to you as well,” he added. (PR/Saipan Tribune)