P91-M for La Paz Road Print
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:31

By DEXTER YAP

The national government has allocated P91-million for the construction of the Ayala La Paz road, a tourism project in the city which is currently on its third phase.

The amount is included in the Road Convergence Program, a joint project between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism to develop infrastructure projects leading to tourism sites.

The program has allocated P150-million for 2018.

First District Congressman Celso Lobregat expressed his support to efforts by the local government to develop existing tourism sites in the city.

He vowed to compliment his efforts in pinpointing infrastructure projects towards promising tourism sites for easier access to these areas.

One of these projects is the concreting of a 25.7-kilometer road from the junction of the national highway to Nancy Falls in La Paz.  This is a city/ barangay road that has been classified as a road leading to a tourism site.

In the past, the city government can only afford to allocate a yearly amount between P5 to P10-million to concrete and maintain the Ayala-La Paz Road.

Five years ago, the national government through the DOT/DPWH Road Convergence Program has been pouring millions of pesos into the Ayala- La Paz road allowing the project to be finally completed.

By the time the project will be completed, funding will finally amount to almost P1-billion.  (Dexter Yap)