DPWH Gives "Go Signal" for the Construction of Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through Secretary Mark Villar confirmed to Mayor Eugene Reyes of Buenavista, Guimaras that the construction of the highly-anticipated Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge will pushed through under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte.

According to Mayor Eugene Reyes, the DPWH already gave the go signal for the construction of the Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge which is considered as one of the major project of the Duterte administration in the Visayas region. The bridge project is one of Pres. Aquino's major project in Visayas with the help of Sen. Drilon.

DPWH Secretary confirmed the news to the media as he announced that the said infrastructure project in Iloilo covers a 2.6-kilometer bridge connecting the province of Iloilo and Guimaras in Western Visayas.

Although there are no further details with regards to the construction of the said project, both local government officials from the two provinces expect that the flow of goods and services will be made easier once the project will materialized.

Based upon the previous plans of the Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge, the local officals of Guimaras and Iloilo agreed that the possible locations of the bridge will be in Leganes, Iloilo and Buenavesta, Guimaras.

Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin welcomed the latest developments on the proposed bridge project connecting the two provinces. The governor welcome the support and go signal of the DPWH and hopes that the construction of the bridge will start next year.

The Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge Project will be built under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program of the national government through the implementing agency, the DPWH. According to Gov. Gumarin, the national government already downloaded P150 million as initial budget for preparation and clearing of access roads in preparation for the mega bridge project in Western Visayas.

Before the confirmation of the DPWH, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Western Visayas submitted a proposal to NEDA to construct the inter-island bridge at an estimated cost of P3.5 billion or $70 million. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. also showed his support with the bridge project saying that it will surely boost the production from both provinces.

DPWH Gives "Go Signal" for the Construction of Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge DPWH Gives "Go Signal" for the Construction of Guimaras-Iloilo Bridge Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/15/2016 Rating: 5

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