PGMA's priority road project in Iloilo to be completed by yearend
OPS 28 JULY 2009
OTON, Iloilo – The Ilonggos will soon enjoy a new road infrastructure as one of the priority projects of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Iloilo is expected to be completed by yearend.
Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael Yabut informed President Arroyo today that the Oton-Mambog road project will be finished by December this year, citing the prompt progress in the completion of the infrastructure plan.
Yabut made the presentation in front of President Arroyo and hundreds of Oton residents at the Oton-Mambog road site. Residents here patiently waited for the arrival of the President and hear the latest development in the infrastructure project.
The President told the crowd that they should expect a “happy new year” due to the completion of the new road. Speaking in Ilonggo, the President expressed hope that the new infrastructure will improve the lives of the Oton residents.
They showed the President their appreciation by putting up banners and streamers thanking the President for the infrastructure and education programs she put up in the province.
The construction of the road project began on July 23 last year with the President closely monitoring the development that aims to uplift the social and economic conditions of the local residents.
The road project, which is already 97 percent complete, is part of the vital link from the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan town to Oton.
The total link of the of Oton-Mambog-Caboloan-Abilay-San Jose-San Miguel road leading to Iloilo Airport is 7.5089 kilometers. The concreting of the 2.218 kilometer road in Oton with an appropriation of P30 million is ready for implementation.
The Oton-Mambog road project is one of the numerous infrastructures implemented by the national government in Iloilo.