ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Nov. 16) -- A total of 15 river landings in the coastal barangays in Capiz are up for construction, courtesy of the Department of Transportation and Communication.
Capiz Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary Zoe Herrera said that the budget for the said river landings, which will be implemented in the towns of Panay, Pontevedra, and Pilar, reached more than P34.92 million which was taken from the 2011 appropriation.
Herrera said the fund for the realization of the said ports was appropriated during the incumbency of Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.
He added that of the 12 river landings, eight of these cost P17.65 million and will be constructed in Panay, particularly in barangays Pawa, Lat-asan, Navitas, Jamul-awon, Agojo, Bantigue, Lomboy, and Buntod.
Herrera also revealed that five river landings will be constructed in Pontevedra town, particularly in barangays Tabuc, Hipona, Ameligan, Agbanog, and Gabuc costing P12.52 million, while the remaining two river landings with a budget of P4.75 million will be constructed in barangays Casanayan and Dayhagan in Pilar town.
He pointed out that all these construction will boost the economic activities of the people, particularly the fishers in the coastal barangays.
“This project will also help our tourism thrust in the province being one of the tourist destinations in the country,” Herrera said.
Aside from the river landing projects, Herrera revealed that a P48-million budget was also appropriated during Roxas’ term as DOTC secretary for the Roxas City Airport Development Project.
He explained that said project entails the construction of runway extension, perimeter fence, and the rehabilitation/expansion of the passenger terminal building.
Herrera also said that the DOTC’s Bids and Awards Committee has likewise invited bidders for the construction of the Roxas City Philippine Coast Guard station amounting to more than P11.47 million. (JCM/JBG-PIA6, Capiz)