Capi­tol opens new Abor­lan bridge

Palawan News - - PROVINCE - By Aira Ge­nesa Mag­dayao Re­porter

What was once an old rick­ety wooden bridge that is dif­fi­cult to cross is now a con­crete and safe deck girder link across a river in the south­ern Palawan town of Abor­lan that was opened to the pub­lic Wed­nes­day. The P7.8 mil­lion bridge, which is lo­cated be­tween Barangays Plar­idel and Cabi­gaan, was per­son­ally opened by Gover­nor Jose Al­varez and act­ing Abor­lan Mayor Lito Tito. Al­varez said the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment has a lot of de­vel­op­ment plans for the town mainly fo­cus­ing on liveli­hood projects to help erad­i­cate poverty in the area. “Marami pa akong plano sa bayan ng Abor­lan lalo na ang ma­palago ang hanap-buhay o liveli­hood ng ma­ma­mayan. Nauna na natin ang ospi­tal, patubig at mga kalsada at marami pa tay­ong gagaw- in,” he said. He said cov­ered gyms will also be con­structed in the town as part of the IHELP (In­fra­struc­ture, Health, Ed­u­ca­tion, Liveli­hood, and Pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment) pro­gram of his ad­min­is­tra­tion. For his part, Tito said they are thank­ful to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for the con­ver­sion of the wood bridge into a con­crete bridge that will make it ac­ces­si­ble for heavy ve- hi­cles that trans­port­ing goods to the two barangays and other ar­eas of the town. “Maram­ing is­sue ang tu­lay na ito, lag­ing may nahuhu­log na sasasakyan at mag­ing ang mga batang tu­matawid dito ay hindi lig­tas. Kaya ngayon ay lig­tas ng madaraanan ito ng mga res­i­dente lalo na ang mga nasa barangay ng ApocApoc at Cabi­gaan,” he said.

Palawan Gover­nor Jose Al­varez (4th from left) in­au­gu­rates Apis Bridge with in­cum­bent Board Mem­ber Al­bert Rama (2nd from left) and act­ing Abor­lan Mayor Lito Tito (3rd from left) on Oc­to­ber 17, 2018. (Photo cour­tesy of Pro­vin­cial In­for­ma­tion Of­fice)

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