DPWH 6 fast-tracks completion of Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan Road
by T. Villavert
7/29/2009 - DPWH 6 Director Rolando Asis welcomes President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her July 28 Iloilo Visit. The DPWH implements the high impact projects declared by President Arroyo during her State of the Nation Address (SONA)in 2008 and these are the road widening project from Iloilo City to the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan-Sta.Barbara; Metro Iloilo Radial Road and the Pandan-Libertad Road ending up to the boundary of Antique and Aklan Province. Photo also shows DPWH Deputy Usec Rafael Yabot (partly hidden) PA Raul Banias, Secretary Augusto Syjuco, Mayor Ramon Yee of Cabtuan, Governor Niel Tupas, and Airport Area Manager Efren Nagrama. (PIA6/T. Villavert)
Iloilo City (25 September) -- DPWH 6 Director Rolando Asis said that the Department of Public Works and Highways is closely monitoring the completion of the 1.7 kilometer-road from crossing Irigasyon Sta. Barbara to boundary of Cabatuan, Iloilo, to avoid delays in its construction.
Director Asis, in line with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's visit in Iloilo, has instructed "our district engineer to address the welfare of the commuters in the said area who are currently experiencing discomfort in the on-going construction of the road".
Asis said the P23.6 million infrastructure project is expected to be completed October 17, but due to inclement weather, "the completion schedule might be extended up to November this year".
President Arroyo visited Iloilo September 24 to open the 15,000th Botika ng Bayan in Barangay Tiring, Cabatuan, Iloilo where she passed by the said road.
On the SONA infra commitment, Director Asis said that the Metro-Iloilo radial road-Sta. Barbara-Pavia-Iloilo City widening and asphalt overlay is on-going, and it is expected to be completed on or before end of year 2009, including the concreting of Pandan-Libertad Road in the province of Antique. (PIA6)