Foreign-aided road projects being readied in Mindanao
Some foreign institution-funded infrastructure projects in Mindanao will be implemented soon, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
More official development assistance (ODA)-funded infrastructure projects, according to DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, “will commence soon as they look forward to have Secretary Mark Villar see these projects progresses on the ground much quicker.”
Construction of three core road projects in Western Mindanao, Sadain said, will soon be launched under the ₱25.257-billion Asian Development Bank-funded program that aims to improve growth corridors in Mindanao.
These core road projects were identified as the 17-kilometer Tampilisan-Sandayong Road in Zamboanga Del Norte costing
₱871 million; 24-km AliciaMalangas Road costing ₱1.27 billion in Zamboanga Sibugay Province; and 38.70-km LutimanGuicam-Olutanga Road costing
₱969 million also located in Zamboanga Sibugay.
The proposed 3.7-km Panguil Bay Bridge project is also expected to start construction soon. It will connect Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao Del Norte in Northern Mindanao.
The ₱7.35-billion Panguil Bay Bridge project will be financed under loan agreement between the Philippines and Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund. It aims to cut the 1.5 to 2.5 hours travel from Ozamiz/Tangub to Mucas/Tubod to only seven minutes.
Further, Marawi Transcentral Road Network will be constructed starting December this year as part of rebuilding Marawi City. It is funded under a ₱950-million Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan.
The Marawi Transcentral Road Network covers the 9.41-km Bacong-Iligan-Marawi Road; 3.54km Bacong-Poona-MarantaoMarawi Road; 580-meter GMA Terminal Access; 1.79-km MarawiCadre-New Capitol;1.54-km Marcos Boulevard; 840-m Idarus Road Section; 3.31-km MSU – GMA Road; and 800-m LumidongAmai Pakpak Avenue.