UNISAN, Quezon – The proposal to construct the Quezon-Bicol Expressway to be called QuBEx or House Bill 599 has been approved by the House Committee on Public Works and Highways.
House Minority Floor Leader and Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo E. Suarez said the creation of the expressway shall be financed, constructed, operated and maintained under a Build-Operate-Transfer scheme.
The Quezon solon added that the QuBEx shall link the provinces of Quezon with the Bicol regions starting from Malicboy in Pagbilao, Quezon and terminating in the province of Sorsogon in Bicol.
Suarez also added the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Engineering District concerned shall construct the connector road for the purpose of linking the terminus of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) Toll Road 4 (TR4) in Lucena City and the entrance of the QuBex in Malicboy.
The amount necessary to defray the cost of undertaking and completing the feasibility study of the project and other activities relative to the QuBEX shall be included in the annual General Appropriation Act.
Suarez also said that he already filed a bill to transfer the national government offices from its present location to the town of General Nakar, Quezon.
Geographically, Gen Nakar has a land area of 1,343.75 sq. kms., slightly smaller than that of Cavite which has a land area of 1,427.06 sq. kms. Gen. Nakar also has the existing national road, the Marikina-Infanta Road. (Danny J.Estacio)
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