with some text and info from PIO-Lanao del Norte
President Duterte yesterday led the formal Groundbreaking Ceremony of the P7.3-billion Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, several hours after Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar attended a similar ceremony in Tangub City.
The president together with DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Ambassador Han Dong-man of the Republic Korea joined Lanao del Norte Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo and Tubod Municipal Mayor Leoncio Bagol for the momentous event held along the Panguil Bay Bridge Access Road in Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.
photos by Kenneth Savior, Benita Ermac
The 3.7-kilometer bridge project will link the Municipality of Tubod in Lanao del Norte and Tangub City in Misamis Occidental, reducing land travel time from 2 to 2.5 hours to just 7 minutes, facilitating 24/7 mobility of people, goods, and services that will help propel the economic growth of both provinces and surrounding areas.
The project will be funded by the Korean Export Import Bank and the Government of the Philippines and will be completed in 2021.
As per DPWH Secretary Villar, the procurement for design and building contract is still on-going and awarding of the contract will hopefully be made in December 2018, and the full construction of the project will begin in January next year.
Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were Lanao del Norte Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Lanao del Norte Municipal Mayors headed by Mayor Allan J. Lim, Mayors League President-Lanao del Norte; Setty Deamila Macarambon, President Provincial Councilors League; ABC Federated President Genesis E. Tura, and the Department Heads of the Provincial Government with Provincial Administrator Ms. Brigida S. Tañgonan. Browse over more photos below.
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