19 Apr 2006

CNMI petitioners press for market and fishing marina

10:49 am on 19 April 2006

There are almost 2,000 signatures on a petition asking the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas governor to construct a market and fishing marina.

A total of 1,675 individuals have signed the petition asking the governor to reconsider his decision to cancel the plan.

The Lands and Natural Resources Secretary Ignacio T. Dela Cruz asked that the bid for the public market be withdrawn in January, saying it was prime property and should be reserved for high yield development.

The governor's decision to cancel the plan has prompted local fishermen and farmers to start the petition.