Mendoza to groundbreak P124-M secondary access road in Iloilo

PIA Press Release 2009/09/18

Mendoza to groundbreak P124-M secondary access road in Iloilo

Iloilo City (18 September) -- Secretary Leandro R. Mendoza of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) leads today (September 18) the groundbreaking ceremony of the P124-million worth secondary access road in barangay Tabucan, Cabatuan, Iloilo.

The road project which is expected to bolster the reginal economy will serve as an alternative road to the new Iloilo Airport for passengers coming from the northern and central part of Iloilo, the provinces of Antique, Capiz and Aklan.

The groundbreaking ceremony will also be graced by DOTC Undersecretary Doroteo Reyes II, Cong. Arthur D. Defensor of Iloilo's third district, Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr., Cabatuan Mayor Ramon C. Yee, and other officials.

The implementing agency of the project is the DOTC through the Project Management Office of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project in coordination with the LGU of Cabatuan.

The project is one of the priority SONA commitments of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

President Arroyo's infrastructure development program aims to link up the country's urban and rural economies and spur growth nationwide.

The Malacanang press report disclosed that the Arroyo administration is pouring billions of pesos to various infrastructure projects in the country to enhance business and tourism climate in the country and uplift the lives of Filipinos.

According to the Department of Public Works, some 29,370 kilometers of national road network and 314,453 lineal meters of national bridges have been completed during the Arroyo administration, the Malacanang press report disclosed. (PIA6/T. Villavert)

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