Pres. Aquino promises completion of Ternate-Nasugbu Road by July

April 4, 2013 10:28 pm 

DASMARINAS CITY, Cavite, April 4 — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday promised that the over delayed Ternate-Nasugbo Road, which would boost tourism industry in Cavite and Batangas provinces, will be completed this July.

"Halos kumpleto na rin ang anim na kilometrong Ternate-Nasugbu Road na ininspeksyon natin kanina, na higit pang magpapalakas sa turismo ng Cavite at Batangas (the construction of the six-kilometer Ternate-Nasugbu is almost complete that would enhance tourism in the provinces of Cavite and Batangas)," the President said in his speech during the meeting with local leaders and the community held at the Dasmarinas National High School in Barangay Burol, Area B, here.

"Six kilometers… Inumpisahan ito noong 1994, maliwanag po na wala pa ako sa gobyerno noong 1994 kaya huwag ninyo isisisi sa akin yan (The six-kilometer road project was conceptualized in 1994. It is clear that I am not yet in government so don't blame me for the over delay)," he said.

President Aquino assured that by July 1, this major tourism infrastructure will be opened to public which is estimated to cut travel time by half which normally takes about four hours.

The President earlier inspected the Ternate-Nasugbu Road then proceeded to Dasmarinas City for his meeting with local leaders and the community.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said the P745 million road project has many components which include the construction of a four-kilometer new paved road and four bridges in the entire stretch.

A 300 linear meters Kaybiang Tunnel that uses "all Filipino technology" will also be constructed that includes the conventional controlled blasting.

"This also included a lot of drainage, slope protection, and, of course, the right of way," said Singson.

He said the project will complement the government's convergence program with the Department of Tourism (DOT).

"This has a very scenic view as you pass through this tunnel going down to Nasugbu," he said.

To complement the project, Singson said they are continuing to widen the roads leading to Cavitex — from Tanza, Naic, Ternate, "so that this becomes a lot more attractive for people to use and this will then decongest the now crowded Tagaytay road." (PNA)

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