Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Sunday, 3 July 2022 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << July 2022 >> 
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Arroyo administration builds 39 RORO ports; 12 more in pipeline

Manila (30 July) -- The Arroyo administration will leave a total of 51 RORO ports as part of its legacy when it finally leaves office in 2010.

In her 2008 State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) Monday, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reported that apart from the 39 RORO ports built by her administration, a dozen new roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ports "are slated to start (construction) within the next two years."

"We have built 39 RORO ports during our administration, 12 more are slated to start within the next two years," said the President who inaugurated five years ago in 2003 the Western Nautical Highway (WNH) from Batangas through Mindoro, Panay and Negros to Mindanao.

"This year, we launched the Central Nautical Highway (CNH) from Bicol mainland, through Masbate, Cebu, Bohol and Camiguin to Mindanao mainland," added President Arroyo.

Saying that "these developments strengthen our competitiveness," President Arroyo enthused that "RORO boats carried 33 million metric tons of cargo and 31 million passengers in 2007" alone.

The President further enthused that because of the RORO, "leading multinational company, Nestle, cut transport costs and offset higher milk prices abroad."

Also, "transport costs have become so reasonable for bakeries like Gardenia -- a loaf of its bread in Iloilo is priced the same as in Laguna and Manila. Salamat muli sa RORO."

Intent on lowering the transport cost of goods produced in the countryside and which are brought to the markets in the metropolitan areas, the Chief Executive also thanked "the many LGUs (local government units) who have stopped collecting fees from cargo vehicles."

Aside from the nautical highways, the President also reported that P6 billion has been released for farm-to-market roads, and that her government is now "repaving airports that are useful for agriculture, like Zamboanga City Airport." (PIA-MMIO) [top]

  prev  next  »|
»Charlie Green, we would love to have you in Davao
»Commentary: No turning back on EVAT
»Quick polls backs EVAT
»Waray-Waray News: Malacanang: Kinahanglan kaupay an EVAT
»PGMA-time microfinance loans reach P102-billion
»President hails Congress support for National Social Welfare Program
»Arroyo administration builds 39 RORO ports; 12 more in pipeline
»Peace in Mindanao to open floodgates to development of resource-rich region
»PGMA approves appointment of new Navy Chief
»DepEd leads tribute to the blind
  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines