In his report to Public Works Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr., Region IV-B Director Viniedo Reyes said that among the participants in the said forum are local officials from the 2nd Congressional District of Palawan including municipal councilors and barangay captains.
During the forum, DPWH Palawan 2nd Assistant District Engineer Mariano G. Soriano reported the progress of works along the road project including other major projects of President Arroyo such as the Malampaya Gas Share Project.
To date, this P8.16 Billion road project is already 33.37% complete and is expected to be completed by November 2010.
The project involves the construction of 358 kilometers of portland concrete cement pavement, and rehabilitation of bridges, slope protection works, drainage system and installation of road safety devices.
Bataraza Liga ng mga Barangay President Eddie Sagun said that the forum has become a good venue for exchange of ideas and tresh out vital issues regarding the road project such as road right of way acquisition, traffic control scheme during project implementation and local employment opportunities.
"We salute the department for its consistent hard work to provide the people with consistent information and being transparent in their operations. We would also like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to the DPWH for their appearance and effective campaign," President Sagun said.