Infra projects to boost dev’t efforts in ZamPen PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 August 2011 17:14

The national government is pushing for the development of Zamboanga Peninsula with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) implementing some P1.679 Billion worth of infrastructure projects throughout the region.

DPWH Regional Director Jorge Sebastian said the amount under the CY- 2011 DPWH Infrastructure Program Fund is intended to finance the implementation of 65 high impact projects. He said of the 65 projects, 13 projects were completed with 26 on-going and 26 under pre-construction stage.

With the improvement of quality and safety of national highway as the top priority concern of the department under Secretary Rogelio L. Singson’s leadership, Dir. Sebastian said that the various road development projects in the region will also have a greater impact on President Benigno S. Aquino III administration’s program for socio-economic development in remote places with the government providing access to food production areas.

The upgrading of quality and safety of national roads and bridges in Region 9 will also result to the improvement of peace and order through increased mobility of people, goods and services.

Under the proposed CY 2012 Infrastructure Program Fund, DPWH-9 is proposing the initial funding of P340 Million for the planned Zamboanga City By-Pass Road Project. The proposed road project will link the east coast to the west coast where industrial and commercial centers are located as well as an alternative route for vehicular traffic outside the city proper.

The men and women of the DPWH Region 9 are focused on implementing quality projects for the improvement of the lives of the people in Zamboanga Peninsula. — PIA