Manila Bulletin

Infra projects set for Bataan


BALANGA CITY, Bataan — Some 11.5 billion worth of infrastruc­ture projects will be constructe­d next year in this province’s 2nd District through a budget allocation from Congress.

Speaking at a news briefing here yesterday, Bataan 2nd District Rep. Joet S. Garcia said the amount, which is the biggest-ever allocated for the district, is also bigger than the budget for District 1 next year.

However, Garcia said he is still not satisfied because there are a lot of projects that need to be done in the province as part of the so-called “barangay master plan” program.

“Di pa tayo masaya sa budget na ito dahil maliit pa ito, kung ikukumpara sa Iloilo (We are not yet happy with this budget; it’s smaller compared with that of Iloilo),” said Garcia, citing how the bigger budget for the Western Visayan province was cornered by Sen. Franklin Drilon.

At any rate, Garcia said the budget will be used so that every barangay in District 2 will be given enough infrastruc­ture projects; the Bataan General Hospital is upgraded; and health programs and education programs are implemente­d.

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