Misamis Oriental 2nd District Representative Yevgeny Vincente Beja Emano and Bukidnon 1st District Representative Jesus Emmanuel Magbag Paras have co-authored a bill seeking to convert of the long-overdue Alae-PHIVIDEC Bypass Road into a national road.

Specifically, House Bill 01907 states “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE ALAE PHIVIDEC BYPASSS ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITIES IF TAGOLOAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL AND MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE COMPLETE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF”.

This road aims to decongest the traffic in Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City and allows large and long hauling trucks to avoid the dangerous zigzag road of the Puerto-Alae section of Sayre Highway. The alternate route is also expected to particularly benefit companies using the Mindanao Container Terminal and trucks coming from central and southern Mindanao.

Per info, the first phase of this project has been completed. This bill seeks government funding for its second phase for the remaining 17-kilometer stretch up to junction National Highway in the industrial town of Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental. The cost is expected to reach Php 1 billion and targetted for completion in 2013.

The approval of this by the House will pave the way for its completion. The bill was first read last July 2010 and is now at the House Committee on Public Works and Highways.

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