Lucena City, Quezon
October 21, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte affirmed the administration’s commitment in improving the quality of lives of the Filipino people through better and strategic infrastructure projects as he led the official inauguration of the 7.42-kilometer Sariaya Bypass Road in Lucena City, Quezon.

During the project’s unveiling of marker, President Duterte commended the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for fast-tracking the implementation of various projects under the government’s Build, Build, Build Program.

“As we continue to overcome the current pandemic and carefully reopen our national and local economies, infrastructure development will play a vital role in our success. Indeed, we can fully achieve inclusive growth when the countryside development is pursued,” President Duterte said.

According to the President, the opening of the Sariaya Bypass Road this year will not only provide faster and safer travel for motorists, but will also allow an efficient transport of goods and services to and from the markets, as well as spur the growth of industries and business opportunities in Southern Luzon.

With this another milestone, the Chief Executive expressed confidence that the lives of many Filipinos will lead to greater productivity and progress through transport efficiency and safety.

“Let us continue working together to achieve our sustainable development goals and build a brighter future that is brimming with opportunities for all,” he said.

The Sariaya Bypass Road starts from the Manila South Road Daang Maharlika and ends at the Quezon Eco-Tourism Road. It is expected to cater to around 15,000 motorists and commuters daily going to the different provinces in the Southern Tagalog Region. Since its completion, the bypass road had already improved traffic situation by 40 percent and reduced travel time from Sariaya to Lucena City by 30 minutes.

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