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PIA Press Release
2006/10/06

More bridges to be completed in Oro

Cagayan de Oro City (6 October) -- It would soon be easy for people to traverse from the eastern and western parts of the city.

This, as the construction of two major bridges is now nearing completion.

City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano disclosed that he requested Malacaņang to fast-track the release of the P150 million fund for the fifth bridge right at the back of the Cathedral.

The fifth bridge will connect barangays Carmen and Nazareth, providing an alternative route for those who are regularly passing through the old Ysalina Bridge in Carmen.

Mayor Emano likewise sought the release of another P10 Million for the Puntod-Kauswagan Bridge which will provide an alternative route for motorists and commuters from the northern part of the city.

The Puntod-Kauswagan Bridge is already complete but cannot be utilized yet as the approach from the Kauswagan side of the bridge is yet to be finished because of lack of funds.

The city mayor is set to leave for Manila to follow-up the release of the funds even as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assured him during her visit last fiesta that she herself will prioritize the release of funds for the said bridges.

Another bridge that is set to be constructed is the Tumpagon-Kaayunan Bridge in the hinterland, the bridge that would connect Barangay Tumpagon, of this city and Kaayunan in Opol town, Misamis Oriental.

Mayor Emano said that he already found a source of funding for the said bridge through the "Tulay ng Pangulo" program.

The city mayor said he would do his best to finish the construction of the Tumpagon-Kaayunan Bridge the soonest possible time so the farmers can easily bring their products to the city.

The mayor is hopeful that after all these bridges are finished, traversing back and forth in the city and in the hinterland barangays would be a lot easier and more convenient. (City Information Office/RAGCOM)BAC serves 255 residents in September

A total of 255 residents of the city were served by the Barangay Assistance Center (BAC) for the month of September, this year.

Cipriano Paasa, BAC operations head-designate disclosed in his monthly report to City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano that his office was able to serve 69 residents who asked for coffin and another 57 residents who requested for vehicle for burial assistance.

The BAC also rendered service to 75 residents who requested transportation assistance for other purposes while a total of 54 residents from various barangays of the city requested for sand and gravel/filling materials. (City Information Office/RAGCOM) [top]

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