Iloilo a beneficiary of several PGMAs infra projects - Trenas

PIA Press Release 2009/07/27

Iloilo a beneficiary of several PGMAs infra projects - Trenas

by T. Villavert

Iloilo City (27 July) -- City Mayor Jerry Trenas disclosed in an NBN Televison that Iloilo is a beneficiary of several infrastructure projects under the administration of President Arroyo.

This was his reaction following the 9th State of Nation Address of President Arroyo on July 27, where he mentioned the Iloilo Airport of Iloilo of International Standard, various road networks, and the flood control projects which is soon to be completed.

According to Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias, among the projects in Western Visayas under SONA commitment are Iloilo Airport, the Kabankalan Airport and Bacolod-Silay airport access road in Negros Occidental, Kalibo and Catiklan Airports in Aklan, Iloilo Flood Control Project and access roads to Caticlan.

The DPWH in Region 6 disclosed earlier that the road widening project from Iloilo City to the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan-Sta.Barbara; Metro Iloilo Radial Road and the Pandan-Libertad Road ending up to the boundary of Antique and Aklan Province will be completed at the end of the year 2009.

Director Rolando Asis on the other hand said that the SONA projects would not only improve accessibility to major tourist areas in the region but will also improve the region's socio-economic condition, for it will open employment and investment opportunities.

Meanwhile, Senator Edgardo Angara for her part said that what President Arroyo has declared in her SONA was remarkable.

He said during the interview in the same TV network, that under her administration "nag-expand talaga and ekonomiya, nakalikha ng maraming trabaho, at ang infrastructure na-tripple".

He mentioned the benefits the nautical highway has contributed to the Filipinos where anybody can go to the south and bring their family and even their family car.

"Being an archipelago, we really have to connect the islands to one another para ang movement ng goods and services will be faster, and President Arroyo can truly claim credits for opening up the country to mobility and domestic travel". (PIA6)

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