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Feature: South Cotabato's longest steel bridge in Sto. Niņo

Koronadal City (21 August) -- South Cotabateņos had enough reasons to boast, for having one in the province the longest steel bridge in Southwestern Mindanao. The bridge is located in the heart of Sto. Niņo town.

True to what Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes then said, when the bridge was formally opened in 2006, that the bridge--the 240 lineal-meter vital structure connecting the town of Sto. Niņo to several upland villages of nearby towns of Surallah in South Cotabato and Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat, the project indeed, "is a blessing for residents in remote villages of the province as it had opened doors for more economic development and opportunities."

Residents now had so much to thank the Arroyo government and the provincial leadership under Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes for the many opportunities the infrastructure was able to bridge in.

The bridge located at barangay Poblacion, was one of the priority projects of the Arroyo administration as its SONA commitment to develop the countryside by building bridges and roads.

This was implemented under the United Kingdom assisted "Tulay ng Pangulo" projects for areas under the Special Zone of Peace and Development (SZOPAD) in Mindanao.

Sto. Niņo town mayor Dr. Ervin Luntao now speaks of the many benefits, all realized because of the town's bridge which provides access to economic activities at it receives bulk of agricultural products from neighboring upland communities.

Mayor Luntao also brags of the relief the bridge provided during the recent flashfloods that hit Central Mindanao and most low-lying communities of Sto. Niņo, as he said, without the bridge many residents would have been caught in deep waters for one week as they do their business in the town proper. (ac agad PIA 12/F Sumagaysay) [top]

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