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Monday, August 31, 2009


In support with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyos' thrust in building infrastructure facilities to interlink the major islands of the country through the Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) System, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the completion of an access road leading to an on-going new port in San Andres, Quezon Province

Funded under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Pump Priming Program, the DPWH Quezon 3rd District Engineering Office reported the completion of the Sitio Dating Bayan Section of the San Francisco-San Andres-San Narciso Road Project.

The DPWH Pump Priming Program aims to fight the increasing threat of global financial economic crisis by providing massive employment opportunities especially in the jobless rural communities in distant areas.

DPWH Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr. said that improving the major access roads leading to major port area to in support in the needs of agricultural and trade industry in Quezon Province and it would also generate employment opportunities among the residents in the area.

Mr.Moises Parada, a Brgy.Captain in Brgy. Tala San Andres said that during the time when the road has not yet paved, farmers as well as local traders in the area are having a hard time to transport their products going in and out of Lucena City which is the main trading post in Quezon Province but now that the parcel of the road was paved it had really helped to speed up travelling time.

Under the CY 2009 Pump Priming Program, the said road project includes the road opening, sub-grade base preparation, concrete paving, stone masonry works and road side tree planting along the 474 lineal meters of road.

This P15 Million road projects also includes the P112,350 worth of road right-of-way acquisition.

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