DND to boost defense of Reed Bank

Posted at Feb 22 2013 12:36 PM | Updated as of Feb 22 2013 08:43 PM

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MANILA - The Department of National Defense is planning to boost security in Western Palawan, particularly in the Reed Bank.

The DND said it will open bidding for nearly a billion pesos worth of security equipment such as radars, sensors and weapons for 2 coastal stations in the area.

These will secure oil and gas exploration projects in the Reed Bank to which China is also staking a claim.

Meanwhile, Philex Petroleum Unit's Forum Energy said it will conduct more gas drilling at the South China Sea.

The territorial row between the Philippines and China has been hampering Philex's plans in the area.

[email protected], February 22, 2013