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Feature: After Timpas-Malapad Cogon, 20-km roads up for works

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (31 October) -- An 8-kilometer road concreting project from Barangay Timpas in the municipality of Panit-an to Malapad Cogon in Sigma town was completed and inaugurated last Oct. 30 in a ceremony to formally open the area for public use.

A ceremonial pouring in of cement in a road span left uncemented and a blessing rite by Capiz Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo put the finishing touch to the project ahead of its schedule.

The P40-million road project links the province's two congressional districts with a shorter and convenient route for motorists and businessmen.

"This legacy project is not the end because another 20-kilometer road network for the municipalities will be constructed," said Capiz Gov. Vicente Bermejo adding that each town will have at least one kilometer road project from the provincial government.

The infrastructure projects of the province corroborate with the development thrusts of the national government to provide countrywide infrastructure developments as a result of the ripple effect of the steady economic gains due to sound fiscal management in the country today.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has allocated P29 billion pesos for Western Visayas development to further boost economic activities in the region.

"Infrastructure facilities are necessary to improve livelihood and uplift the lives of the average Filipino," President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said in Malacaņang recently.

The construction and rehabilitation of more airports, ports, national highways, bridges and other infrastructure facilities were given emphasis by Pres. Arroyo during her State of the Nation Address in July this year.

The region which belongs to the Central Philippines cluster in the government's super region strategy to fast track development in the countryside will be developed for tourism investments because of its natural wonders and the extraordinary hospitality of its people. (PIA) [top]

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