Construction of super highway in the east coast gets additional budget for 2018- Dalipe PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 17:23

The 16-kilometer superhighway project of District II Congressman Mannix Dalipe gets additional budget of P795 million for the coming year 2018.

According to Congressman Dalipe, the superhighway project will connect the barangays of Cabaluay, Bolong, Mercedes and Zambowood up to Tetuan.

It will also serves as a diversionary road in going to and from east coast, Dalipe bared.

“While Zambowood and Mampang will be connected by a bridge that we’re going to construct,” Rep. Dalipe added.

The said superhighway, which is considered as a modern diversionary road, will also pass through the barangays of Talon-Talon, Tugbungan up to Tetuan.

Dalipe stressed that the superhighway serves as a diversionary road that will greatly ease the worsening traffic congestion in the city since motorists coming from the east coast will have an alternative route in going to the city proper.

The congressman inspected the road concreting of the superhighway over the weekend as he expressed optimism that said infrastructure project might be possibly completed in two years time.

In an interview with Daily Zamboanga Times, Dalipe said that the ongoing construction of the superhighway did not utilize existing barangay roads in the east coast.

“Under the plan, the superhighway shall come up with new road openings and road concreting. Existing barangay roads will not be utilized,” Dalipe explained.

The congressman said the project was approved by the national government through his lobbying with the House Committee on Appropriation chaired by Davao Congressman Carlo Nograles and the Office of  House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Dalipe said his superhighway project was first proposed by him at the Regional Development Council (RDC).

“We are expressing our gratitude to the Congressman Nograles and Speaker Alvarez for giving us their much needed support in the approval of our super highway project in Zamboanga City,” Dalipe stressed. –Jemuel E. Mojica