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New improved brgy road in Tudela opens
By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Monday, August 10, 2020
Gov. Gwen Garcia led the opening of the newly improved road in Barangay Calmante, Tudela town on August 9, 2020. (Tonee Despojo)

Almost nine months after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia led the groundbreaking of a 1.18-kilometer road concreting project in Barangay Calmante, Tudela town, Camotes Islands, the road was finally opened last Sunday, August 9.

Garcia cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening assisted by the Cebu Provincial Tourism Task Force with vice chairpersons Assistant Secretary Asteria "Aster" Caberte of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 and Director Shahlimar Hofer Tamano of the Department of Tourism (DOT) 7, 6th District Provincial Board Member (PB) and Committee on Commerce and Trade Chairperson Glenn Anthony Soco, and 5th District PB Member and Committee on Tourism Chairperson Andrei "Red" Duterte, among others.

The project worth P12 million improved the road in Sitio Tambacoong, Barangay Calmante, giving it six-meter width and nine-inch thickness.

According to Tudela Mayor Greman "Jojo" Solante, the concreting project "helped improve the road from Barangay North Poblacion to Barangay Puertobello." 

Garcia led the groundbreaking late November 2019 during the distribution of cash incentives to barangay workers and medical mission in Camotes group of islands.

Upon her return to Camotes for the relaunch of its tourism activities, she marked the completion of the project and the opening for public use. 

Road concreting and rehabilitation projects are among the governor's priority projects.  

Garcia also acknowledged the strong support of the Cebu Provincial Board in allocating P800 million for roadworks in the Province’s 2019 Supplemental Budget. (Eleanor Valeros)