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Capiz project underscores engineering capabilities

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (31 October) -- A display of the capabilities of the provincial government's Provincial Engineer's Office's in terms of its heavy equipment and manpower management in the implementation of various infrastructure projects were highlighted during the completion and inauguration of a 7.76 - kilometer concreting project from Barangay Timpas in the municipality of Panit-an to Malapad Cogon in Sigma town last October 30.

Capiz Gov. Vicente Bermejo said the project was completed ahead of schedule with much savings because of the heavy equipments acquired by the province for its infrastructure development program.

"As of 2003, we already have 50 fully functional heavy equipment. Additional procurement in later years increased the number of our heavy equipment to a total of 108 units," as quoted in the 2005 State of the Province Address (SOPA) posted in the Capiz official website.

The newly acquired heavy equipments by the provincial government in 2005 were blessed during the Capiz Charter Anniversary Day and Sinadya sa Halaran celebrations, respectively. In fact, the province acquired additional heavy equipment out of the funds allocated to the Timpas-Malapad Cogon road project.

Bermejo added that the newly completed Timpas - Malapad Cogon road will spice up economic activities in the area aside from the comfort and convenience it will bring to the public especially commuters.

The provincial government has included in its development agenda the upgrading of infrastructure support facilities to boost its capability in the construction, repair, and maintenance of various major infrastructure facilities in the province.

Other key infrastructure achievements of the province include the completion of Capiz Gymnasium as well as The Capitol Annex aside from construction and repair of hospitals and various public buildings, roads and bridges, among others. (PIA) [top]

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