Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
9 September 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III was given an update on the major infrastructure projects in the province of Misamis Occidental by Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio “Babes” Singson held at the Sinanduloy Cultural Center in Tangub City.
Bearing good news to the Misamisnons, President Aquino mentioned the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board on the construction of Panguil Bay Bridge. The bridge will connect Tangub City to the town of Tubod located in Lanao Del Norte which will cut travel time from two hours and 30 minutes to just seven minutes.
“Ngayon pong nasa huling bahagi na tayo ng katungkulan, balak pa nating paspasin ang paghahatid ng kalinga at suporta hindi lamang sa inyong bayan, kundi maging sa kalakhang Mindanao at sa buong bansa. Ang pangarap po kasi natin: Makitang umuunlad ang buong Mindanao para masagad nito ang potensyal bilang ‘Land of Promises Fulfilled’,” the President said.
He also noted a few of the ongoing infrastructure projects being undertaken in the province, such as the construction of Ozamiz City Coastal By-Pass Road, Sta. Maria Hoyohoy Road, Gandawan-Lake Duminagat Road and Ozamiz-Clarin-Tangub-Bonifacio-Don Victoriano Agro Eco Tourism Hinterland Projects.
Likewise, there are rehabilitation works in the Oroquieta City-Plaridel-Calamba-Sapang Dalaga Road and Tangub City-Cabangcalan-Manga-Bongabong Road, upgrading of the Bonifacio-Don Victoriano Road, and the construction of slope protection at Migcanaway Bridge 1 and Ozamiz City-Clarin Interior By-Pass airport link.
Another ongoing project is the Tangub Small Reservoir Irrigation. It will supply water to almost 600 hectares of land with nearly 662 farmer beneficiaries. As of 31 July 2015, the project was 97.39% completed.
“Sa Daang Matuwid, walang iwanan. Siyempre po, hinding-hindi natin makakaligtaang maghatid ng serbisyo sa mga minamahal nating Misamisnon — kayo pong patuloy na nakikiisa sa ating agenda ng malawakang kaunlaran,” President Aquino added.
Approximately Php 7.24 billion worth of infrastructure projects were constructed in Misamis Occidental from 2011 onwards.
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