CamSur residents grateful for PGMA road projects

August 13, 2009 10:26 am 

CARAMOAN, Camarines Sur, Aug. 13 — Residents here today thanked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for funding the P329-million Presentacion-Caramoan coastal road and the ongoing P448-million Presentacion-Caramoan Peninsula road, two key infrastructure projects that would bring further development in this province.

The road opening of the 24.42-kilometer coastal road and improvement of the 48.8-kilometer Presentacion-Caramoan peninsula road project are expected to open new income opportunities and spur the socio-economic development by providing commuters safe access and easy transport of livestock and agricultural products to commercial centers aside from improving the booming tourism industry here.

In Barangay Quijalo, Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Arnulfo Fuentebella and Caramoan Mayor Constantino Cordial Jr. both thanked the President while they briefed some 300 residents and other local officials on the status of the two projects.

The two officials said much improvement has been brought to the province since the President’s visit in May last year. The two road projects traverse 23 barangays of the municipalities of Presentacion and Caramoan.

The President was supposed to attend the project briefing but twice failed to make it when her plane was diverted to Legazpi City instead of landing at the airport in Ipil town.

The Presidential helicopter again took off from Legazpi City but turned back some 15 minutes later due to thick and low clouds hovering over Ipil.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineer Eduardo Nieto said the ongoing improvement of the Presentacion-Caramoan Peninsula Road Project (renamed Gov. Felix Fuentebella Highway) is targeted to be finished by June this year.

Nieto said the Presentacion-Caramoan Peninsula Road Project needs an additional P750 million to finish the concreting works and slope protection of the 48.8-kilometer secondary national highway.

On the other hand, an additional P800 million is needed to further improve the coastal road project. (PNA)

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One Response to “CamSur residents grateful for PGMA road projects”

  1. Hercy Nieva on August 14th, 2009 1:47 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful news.