ROXAS City (Apr 25) — Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson graced last April 13, 2012the groundbreaking ceremony of the P300-million circumferential road project in Vista del Rio, Brgy. Libas, Roxas City, one of the most ambitious projects in Capiz.
Other officials present in the event were Evelyn Barroso, regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 6; 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario; Gov. Victor Tanco; and other key persons from the provincial, city and municipal governments.
The groundbreaking coincided with the opening day of this year’s CAPIZtahan, the 111th founding anniversary of the province.
Capiz is very fortunate — more funds for infrastructure will be given to the province through Transportation and Communication Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, Singson said in his speech.
According to Singson, the DPWH is prioritizing the construction of upstream projects due to the effect of climate change.
In Capiz, for instance, where flooding would frequently occur, the department is pushing for projects that will serve as a long-term solution for flood, he stressed.
The late congressman Gerardo “Dinggoy” Roxas Jr. conceptualized the circumferential road.
His brother Mar Roxas, and Del Rosario, vigorously pushed through with the project.
With the full support of both the city and provincial governments, the project is now being carried out by the office of the First Engineering District.
The project is divided into two sections. Section one starts from Culasi port passing by the side of Cadimahan River.
It crosses the rivers of Cadimahan and Panay, and proceeds toward the Ivisan-Roxas City road.
It was included in the medium term proposed infrastructure program under the Panay Island Road Network Development Program for 2010–2012./PN