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P114M road, infra projects poured in Camotes
By: Mylen Manto | Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Over P114 million worth of road improvement and infrastructure projects will start in Camotes Islands. (Junjie Mendoza)

Construction of various road improvement and other infrastructure projects worth around P114.4 million in Camotes Islands will officially start.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia led the groundbreaking ceremonies of these projects during her two-day trip in the islands on February 12-13, 2021.

These projects include the 4.2-kilometer Calmante-Puertobello Road Section (Phase II) worth P57,997,260; Poro-Alta Vista Road Section worth P30,285,673.52 to be completed in five months; San Francisco-San Isidro Road Section worth P11,977,062.71 to be completed in about three months; and the 1-km Barangay Pagsa Road Section worth P11,247,364.50 that will be done in a month. 

A facility for hazardous waste at the Ricardo Maningo Memorial Hospital in San Francisco town worth P1,889,520.38 will also be built in a month’s time as well as a public restroom with rainwater tank in Lake Danao Park worth P954,018.97.

“Atong ipasemento aron dili na intawn mo maglisod. Puhon mubalik nasad ko diri kay ato na sad inagurahan ug hanoy na gyud atong dagan,” Garcia told the people of Camotes. 

Providing proper and improved roads is one of the priorities of Garcia’s administration. For the governor, roads are key in bringing economic activities in the countryside lined up in the Capitol’s Enhanced Countryside Development (ECD) program.

Tudela Mayor Greman “Jojo” Solante thanked Garcia for the undying support and for bringing immense change in Camotes Islands especially in terms of infrastructure.

“Ang iyang (Garcia) tuyo, ibalik sa mga Sugbuanon ang buhis sa Sugbuanon. So ang paagi ini, iyang balikan ang katawhang Sugbuanon, labi na sa among mga Tudelanon o sa tibuok Camotes, in terms of services,” he added.

Meanwhile, 5th District Congressman Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco, who joined Garcia in the Camotes trip, also inaugurated newly-improved roads and a new multi-purpose building amounting to P25 million.

Frasco also granted scholarship to 14 teachers in Camotes Islands who will be taking their Master’s Degree. (Mylen Manto)