PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Paturok Bridge construction up for biddingby Edna A. Bagadiong
SAN ANDRES, Catanduanes, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- Mayor Antonio Romano of San Andres Town recently confirmed that bidding for the construction of Paturok Bridge in their municipality is underway.
The current Paturok Bridge is situated in a low lying area between Barangay Timbaan and Barangay Belmonte, San Andres that remains a problem for commuters especially when it rains since flood covers the area and causes damage to vehicles and strands commuters.
In the past, a joint resolution was forwarded to Malacañang requesting for a P50-million budget for the construction of the bridge; today, said construction will be funded through Congressman Cesar V. Sarmiento in the amount of P108 million.
Officials and residents of the said town are relieved on hearing the news since vehicles can travel with ease even during inclement weather while passengers and people in the area will not be stranded anymore.
Residents of other municipalities like Pandan and Caramoran will also benefit with the completion of the bridge since goods, people, and supplies can now traverse the area unhampered.
He likewise added that as soon as the bidding ends, the construction shall immediately start. (MAL/EAB-PIA Catanduanes)