DPWH 11 allocates P1.5-B for tourism road networks in 2013

By Anthony S. Allada

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 11 is appropriating P1.5-billion worth of projects geared towards developing road networks connecting the region’s various tourist destinations starting next year.

DPWH 11 regional director Mariano Alquiza said that the amount forms part of the agency’s P7.7-billion budget appropriation for its 2013 infrastructure projects.

Alquiza said Davao City gets P305-million from the bulk with P261-million of which going to the city’s third district of Rep. Isidro Ungab, Davao del Norte with P395-million, Davao del Sur with P365-million and Davao Oriental with P470-million. The province of Compostela Valley did not identify projects for tourism roads.

He said among the projects in the city to be paved are the concreting of the Lacson-Lamanan-Inayangan-Megkawayan Road and Mintal-Bago Oshiro-Bago Gallera Road, and the asphalting to concreting of Bayabas-Eden Road.

In Davao del Norte, its priorities for tourism road networks are the completion of the concreting of Island Garden City of Samal Circumferential Road and the Panabo City Coastal Road.

While in Davao del Sur, tourism roads from Barangay Cogon to Kapatagan in Digos City will be paved and also the concreting of Padada road going to Piapi, the supposed area for the developed Crocodile Park of the province.

In Davao Oriental, the roads connecting to Pusan Point in Caraga town and Mt. Hamiguitan in San Isidro will also be paved.

Alquiza said that aside from tourism road networks, the department’s main infrastructure projects are the paving of national arterial and secondary roads where the total appropriation of which for 2013 reached to more than P5-billion.

Other infrastructure projects include construction of bridges with an budget allocation of P508-million distributed to all provinces and Davao City, flood control projects amounting to P137-million, basic education facilities with a budget of P512-million. (ASA)

 

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