DPWH cites infrastructure development in WV

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 3 — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Victor A. Domingo has lauded the field engineers, rank-and-file employees, and officials of DPWH Region 6 for helping the government attain success in implementing development infrastructure projects in Western Visayas Region.

Domingo, together with Undersecretary for Visayas operation Rafael C. Yabut, Presidential Management Staff Undersecretary Ferdinand B. Cui Jr., and Assistant Secretary Emil K. Sadain recently visited Bacolod City and Iloilo City to monitor the progress of Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road and Metro Iloilo Radial Road which are among the SONA infrastructure projects of the Arroyo administration.

The 10.12-kilometer New Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road Project provides smooth access to the new airport and will form a flexible road network.

Also expected to reduce traffic congestion at the Iloilo-Roxas Road particularly the sections of Iloilo City and Leganes/Zarraga town proper is the 11.865-kilometer Metro Iloilo Radial Road.

Domingo noted the significant improvement of travel time to the New Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan with the widening of Iloilo-Sta. Barbara Road, also part of the President's SONA projects.

Meanwhile, DPWH Region 6 Director Rolando M. Asis reported to Domingo that aside from paying attention to SONA Projects, they also exerted utmost effort in restoring infrastructures in Western Visayas damaged by typhoon "Frank" in June 2008.

DPWH Region 6 massive rehabilitation efforts on damaged infrastructure facilitated the immediate restoration of collapsed bridges including rehabilitation of road cuts.

With the Strong Republic Nautical Highway also among the priority projects of the government, DPWH Region 6 together with District Engineering Offices also undertook the improvement of road network leading to major ports so that products can easily be transported.

Domingo said that through the sound management of DPWH Region 6 under Asis, people in the Panay Island and Negros now enjoy better roads and bridges that speed up mobility of products and services as well as comfortable travel to major tourism hubs in the Region such as Boracay Island.

DPWH Aklan District Engineering Office under District Engineer Robert Cabigas is continuously pursuing the improvement/construction of Boracay Circumferential Road to facilitate travel to various places in the scenic island. (PNA) vcs/LOR

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