Limaong bridge now 60% done PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:34

Mayor Celso Lobregat recently motored to Limaong in the east to personally look at the progress of the Limaong bridge construction project, one of the major projects undertaken by the present administration.

Accompanied by Councilor-elect Charlie Mariano, City Engineer Luis Despalo and staff, Executive Assistant Caloy Bandaying and barangay officials from the Vitali district, Lobregat said the project has a physical accomplishment of 60 percent and could be completed by the third or fourth quarter of this year.

He stressed, like roads, the Limaong bridge and all other bridge projects enhance economic opportunities, improve mobility and increase access to social services.

Lobregat instructed City Engineer Despalo to make sure that the project will be finished the soonest possible time and most importantly within the required specifications.

The bridge is approximately 110 linear meters in length and has a funding of P130.624 million that will include the concreting of the approach and slope protection among others. It connects the Logpond area to Limaong Island and other neighbouring areas.

The project is one of the flagship projects of the Lobregat administration which will culminate on June 30.

Lobregat emphasized that the Limaong bridge is another proof of the partnership between the national government and the local government 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 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.

A private firm, the Grace Construction is undertaking the project and is expected to fully complete the same in a year’s time.

The project’s inspection coincided with the turnover of various projects in Licomo and Cabaluay last January 21. — Sheila Covarrubias