Celso inspects ongoing Limaong bridge project PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:34

Construction of Limaong bridge in the east coast has started and is expected to greatly enhance trade and commerce in that part of the city.

With a funding allocation of P130.624 million, the Limaong bridge project is said to be another testimony of the present administration’s thrust to help improve the plight of the constituents and ultimately to help bring about further progress and development.

Mayor Celso Lobregat the other day inspected the ongoing project and expressed confidence that once completed, the project will help improve accessibility and mobility of people and various products and commodities. The bridge connects the Logpond area to Limaong Island and other neighbouring areas.

According to Lobregat, the project will be a partnership between the national government and the local governments unit.

The project was made possible following representations made by Lobregat with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through Secretary Rogelio Singson, who responded positively to the mayor’s proposal.

Based on an agreement with the DPWH, the national government supplies the bridge/ steel structures while the city government will take care of the civil works.

The Limaong bridge is expected to be one of the flagship projects of the city government under the Lobregat administration. In fact, it was included in the mayor’s state of the city report before the City Council last January.

The project’s design was prepared by the DWPH, as the city government has no capacity to make designs for such a huge and long bridge. The project is expected to complete in the next few months.

The project is being undertaken by Grace Construction, private firm with notice to proceed issued June 21, 2012.

Meanwhile, aside from the Limaong bridge project, the national government through Lobregat’s representation is also jointly undertaking other infrastructures of the city such as the ongoing development of the R.T. Lim Boulevard. — Sheila Covarrubias