DPWH Eyes P15-Billion Bacolod-Victorias Coastal Road Project Under Pres. Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on his commitment for more infrastructure projects across the country tasked the Department of Public Works and Highways to study the proposed P15-Billion Bacolod-Victorias Coastal Road Project in Negros Occidental.

The Billion Peso road project for the people of Negros Occidental is part of the proposed Bacolod-Negros Occidental Economic Highway Program of the Duterte administration.

Rep. Alfredo Benitez of the Third District of Negros Occidental confirmed in a statement that he led the coordination and consultative meeting with agency officials and key project stakeholders in Victorias City on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Congressman Benitez discussed efforts for the alignment of the road network into the economic highway program to address specific concerns, as well as the social and environmental impact of the project, before the conduct of the feasibility study and detailed engineering design.

“The road project is seen to improve mobility and decongest the national highway while providing opportunities for shoreline protection, developing more land reclamation, and ensuring flood control measures,” the congressman said.

DPWH-Western Visayas Regional Director Lea Delfinado said the proposed coastal road will have a length of 37 kilometers from the Bacolod Junction point to the proposed Victorias Roll-on, Roll-off Port.

It will traverse 11 bridges from Talisay City to Victorias City, she added.

Benitez was joined in the meeting by mayors Nilo Jesus Antonio Lizares III of Talisay City, Mark Golez of Silay City, Francis Frederick Palanca of Victorias City, and Marvin Malacon of E.B. Magalona as well as Third District Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko.

Project consultants from JF Cancio, Tencate Asia and Urban Engineers presented various alignment options and the geosynthetic technology for the proposed road network.

Congressman Benitez, one of the richest lawmakers in the House of Representatives has the jurisdiction that includes four local government units north of Bacolod: the cities of Talisay, Silay and Victorias, plus the municipality of E.B. Magalona. The fifth, Murcia town, is situated east of Bacolod.

Source: PNA Bacolod

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