P45-M for various infra projects underway in Southern Leyte
By Bong Pedalino
Maasin City (November 4) -- Some P 45 million fund has been received by Southern Leyte and the amount is being used under the various infrastructure for local projects program, according to Lone District Rep. Roger Mercado.
In a recent interaction with local media at the District Office here, the solon revealed that P 20 million of the said fund was earmarked for the completion of the Panaon island circumferential road project.
The project, which connects the entire road stretch circling the island especially the eastern side, has been programmed as a multi-year undertaking until 2010.
But next year, 2009, it is expected that the remaining sand and gravel road portion in the island would be concreted.
Another P 20 million was intended for the concreting of a cross-country road traversing the mountainous portion from the town of Saint Bernard up to Hinunangan, in the pacific area of the province.
Still another P 5 million was allocated for the concreting of the entire road stretch linking all the six barangays of the historic island-town of Limasawa, like barangay Triana, Cabulihan, Magallanes, Lugsongan, San Bernardo, and Tawid, said Cong. Mercado.
All these initiatives have been aimed to enhance Cong. Mercado's continuing advocacy and promotion of his centerpiece development agenda, the TEA, which stands for Tourism, Environment, and Agriculture. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]