PGMA set to inaugurate infra projects in Neg. Occ.
Negros Occidental (16 October) -- After personally dealing with the aftermath of calamities in Luzon and several areas in Manila, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to inaugurate various infrastructure projects in the province today (October 16).
Prior to the inauguration of two bridges that connect the towns of Hinigaran, Isabela and Binalbagan, the President will grace the 58th Handurawan Charter Anniversary Celebration of Moises Padilla town, this province.
Moises Padilla, a recipient of the more than P5-million KALAHI-CIDSS projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, will celebrate for the second time its charter anniversary with President Arroyo as guest of honor since its has become a chartered municipality in October 16, 1951.
The President will then inaugurate one after the other the Bagacay Bridge along Hinigran and Isabela road and the Bagroy Bridge along Binalbagan and Isabela road where the respective town mayors are set to welcome the President.
Bagacay is a 90-linear meter long bridge with project cost of P54,128,000 while Bagroy Bridge is a 70-linear meter long bridge with project cost of P52,361,400. Both bridges are implemented by the 2nd Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways under Engr. Lea Delfinado.
President Arroyo is also set to unveil the project marker of the P1.8-billion Bago River Irrigation System Rehabilitation and Improvement Project which covers three cities and four municipalities of the province namely the cities of Bacolod, Bago and La Carlota; municipalities of Murcia, Pulupandan, San Enrique and Valladolid.
An inaugural drive thru of the P88.5-million Bacolod South-Kabankalan Road at Barangay Tangub in Bacolod City will also be done during the President's visit in the province.(PIA/EAD) [top]