Saturday, April 14, 2012

DPWH Project in Capiz, Philippines

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson vowed to implement more projects in Capiz with more funds to come soon.

"I assure you that Capiz will have more projects with the pouring in of more funds unlike before that the province has a 'dieta' of budget ", Singson said, apparently referring to former Sen. Mar Roxas who is now the Secretary of Department of Transportation and Communication but was an opposition senator during the stint of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Singson was here during the ground breaking of the 19.86 kilometers circumferential road last Friday in Barangay Libas here.

According to him, the project to be implemented will resolve the flooding and serve as a diversion for the port.

With an initial budget of P300 million for fiscal year 2012, the Circumferential road, including four bridges, has a total estimated budget of P850 million.

Circumferential road is a project that has long been envisioned by one Capiz beloved sons, the late Rep. Dinggoy Roxas, who anticipated not only to ease the traffic in the now congested inner street of this city, but to provide an effective route of transporting people, commercial and agricultural goods from the port and the city areas to the rural municipalities of Capiz.

The project, according to engineer Julius Abela, assistant chief of the planning and design section of the DPWH Capiz first district engineering office, aims to provide fast and reliable support transport system between urban centers and depressed rural municipalities, promote tourism, increase economic activities and upgrade the standards of people living in the area.

The project is divided into two sections. Section one starts at Culasi Port passing at the side of Cadimahan River. It crosses the rivers of Cadimahan and Panay and proceeds towards the Ivisan-Roxas City Road. Section two starts at the junction of the Ivisan-Roxas National Road and eventually connects at the national highway going to Panay town. The project was included in the Medium Term Proposed Infrastructure Program under the Panay Island Road Network Development Project from 2010 to 2012.

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