Governor Miranda Bridge II, Davao del Norte
May 18, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration of the newly widened Governor Miranda Bridge II connecting the municipality of Carmen and Tagum City in the province of Davao del Norte.

The 650 linear meter long Governor Miranda Bridge II was originally built in 2004 with just two lanes that connects Barangay Guadalupe in Carmen and Barangay Bincungan in Tagum City.

In his message, President Duterte emphasized the significance of infrastructure to the Philippine economy. “…I’d be spending something like after five years three trillion so kada tuig bomba ko sa infrastructure kay ug dili ta musulod sa infrastructure, ang atung ekonomiya dili gyud mulambo (every year I’ll spend more for the infrastructure because if we will not enter infrastructure, our economy will not develop),” the President stressed.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Davao del Norte Governor Anthony Rafael del Rosario, the mayors from the municipality of Carmen and Tagum City, as well as project partners and stakeholders in the transportation and business sectors were present in the ceremony.

The Governor Miranda Bridge II project was completed on April 21, 2017. It was widened from two lanes to four lanes and could now cater to large cargo trucks containing agricultural harvests, especially those from the region’s coconut and banana plantations.