Lobregat facilitates P106-M right-of-way payment Print
Thursday, 19 July 2018 11:46

By Dexter Yap

House of Representatives Committee on Public Works and Highways chairman and Congressman Celso Lobregat facilitated the release of some PhP106 million pesos intended for the payment of the Road-Right-of-Way (RROW) for the structures affected by the by-pass road project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here in Zamboanga City.

DPWH Assistant Regional Director Engr. Cayamombao Dia said that the DPWH head office and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has already downloaded the said amount and it is now obligated for the payment of the structures and lots affected by the by pass road project here.

Dia said that the amount was already obligated for the said purpose in all right of way payments in both districts of Zamboanga City and the processing of payment for the said purpose is now being done, particularly those with complete documentations and has completed the government process as well.

ARD Dia added that Congressman Lobregat worked hard for the said budget to be released in order to settle the financial obligations of the government to the private individual lot owners affected by this project.

“Congressman Lobregat really worked hard for the release of the PhP106 million to pay the affected lot owners and structures in Tumaga, Pasonanca, Cabatangan area and also in other areas of District 2 which are also affected by the same by-pass road project,” Dia said.

Meanwhile, Congressman Lobregat instructed DPWH 9 personnel to fast track the processing of payment so that the lot and structure owners can already be settled the soonest possible time.

“Iyo mismo ta anda na DPWH Central Office para man follow up el pagada del mga Right-Of-Way cay ta entende yo el sitwasyon del mga duenyo del mga casa y lote que afectao na by-pass road project, so aura, ya chene ya el initial release of funds,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat said that he has also coordinated with the department to find ways on how to pay those additional structures affected by the ongoing construction of the said national road which needs to be paid.

The 38-kilometer by-pass road traverse from Barangay Guisao in the east coast, towards Sinubong in the west coast of Zamboanga City. Once completed, this will link east to west of the city and will help decongest the traffic in the main thoroughfare of Zamboanga.

Its construction started in year 2012, but the problems on right-of-way caused so much delay in its completion. – Dexter Yap