PDC ap­proves en­dorse­ment of Panay-guimaras-ne­gros Is­land Bridge fea­si­bil­ity study

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THE NE­GROS Occ. Provin­cial De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (PDC) has ap­proved to en­dorse a res­o­lu­tion for the con­duct of a fea­si­bil­ity study of the Panay-guimaras-ne­gros Is­land Bridges Project with

in­clu­sion of other vi­able ar­eas in the pro­posal, dur­ing the 2nd Quar­ter PDC Meet­ing, Fri­day.

Gov. Al­fredo Marañon, Jr. presided over the meet­ing, held at the Capi­tol So­cial in Bacolod City, to­gether with Vice Gov. Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son.

Engr. Severo Ruiz, of­fi­cer-in-charge of the Plans and De­signs Divi­sion of the DPWH – Re­gion VI made a pre­sen­ta­tion of the Pro­posed Panay-guimaras-ne­gros Is­land Bridge Project , which is un­der­go­ing a fea­si­bil­ity study un­der CCC High­way Con­sul­tants Co., Ltd. of the Peo­ples Repub­lic of China, which started in Novem­ber 2018 and is ex­pected to be com­pleted by Jan­uary 2020.

He said that the PGN Project will con­nect the ma­jor is­lands of Panay, Guimaras, and Ne­gros; the two pro­posed bridges to be con­structed are Panay-guimaras Bridge and Guimaras-ne­gros Is­land Bridge and as part of the prepa­ra­tion for the PGN bridges, some road sec­tions in Guimaras Is­land are al­ready devel­oped and paved known as the Guimaras Cross Is­land Roads.

The PDC also ap­proved the var­i­ous pro­grams and projects for in­clu­sion in the 2019 An­nual In­vest­ment pro­gram worth a to­tal of P179,445,023 and also ap­proved the re­align­ment of the 2019 20 per­cent Provin­cial De­vel­op­ment Fund worth P120 Mil­lion.

In his mes­sage, Gov. Marañon urged the PDC mem­bers to con­tinue to co­op­er­ate and give their full sup­port to the ad­min­is­tra­tion of in­com­ing gov­er­nor, Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son, as he wished more progress for the prov­ince.

“I would like to thank ev­ery­one, the lo­cal offi cials, and all the PDC mem­bers for work­ing with me in mak­ing this prov­ince greater, “he said.

CAPI­TOL PHO­TOS

GOV. AL­FREDO Marañon, Jr., PDC Sec­re­tary Dr. Ma. Lina Sano­gal, Vice Gov. Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son at the 2nd Quar­ter Provin­cial De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil Meet­ing, Fri­day.

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