P93.1-M for Airport road widening Print
Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:03

By Dexter Yap

The national government has appropriated the amount of P93.1-million for the widening of the Zamboanga city airport road.

The road leads to the newly widened Baliwasan Chico and linking it to the present widened main access road to San Jose Gusu junction.

The recently implemented infrastructure projects in Zamboanga city are part of President Duterte’s Build Build Build program.

First District Congressman Celso Lobregat said that it is indeed a huge impact for Zamboanga city to be one of the recipient cities in Mindanao under the “Golden Era of Infrastructure.”

“Yes, mega structures have arrived in Zamboanga city.  It is the national government through DPWH solving our traffic problem in the city.  That is why as early as now I am asking for your patience and understanding because traffic might even get worse while these major thoroughfares are being constructed,”  Lobregat said.

Earlier, Lobregat also announced plans for road widening projects along Governor Camins Avenue by adding two more lanes from the junction of Nuñez Extension to Sta Maria road.

The budget costs P75.4-million with another P18-million for the expansion of the San Ignacio bridge fronting Jollibee fast food.

Lobregat said that the purpose of this project is to ease traffic congestion in front of KCC Mall.

Lobregat said that the DPWH District Engineer’s office (DEO), which implements projects below P100-million, has its hands full until next year.

There have been substantial increases in the appropriation for projects implemented by the DEO from 2014 to 2018.

The corresponding budgets are as follows: P207-million in 2014, P328-million in 2015, P418-million in 2016 and P746-million in 2017.

For 2018, the budget was pegged at P738-million.  (Dexter Yap)