By Minerva BC Newman
TAGBILARAN CITY— The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is commiting P4-billion worth of infrastructure projects to Bohol to maximize its potentials in economic growth and development.
DPWH secretary Mark Villar, in a media interview in Tagbilaran City, recently said this was the golden age of infrastructure in the country as the flagship program of the Duterte administration was to ‘Build, Build, Build.’
And, he underscored that Bohol was just one of those provinces that needs good infrastructure.
“We are committed for the development of Bohol because we’ve seen how this province rose to her feet from the devastating earthquake in 2013 and her resiliency to become one of the top tourism economies in the country,” Villar said.
According to the him the DPWH has allocated some P330 million for a road network leading to the new Bohol airport, and budget for its maintenance to ensure that the flow of tourists to the province is unhampered.
Villar said added the new airport alone costs about P7.8 billion, and this is expected to be completed in June 2018. The new airport will be described as the “Green Gateway to the World.”
There will be more infrastructure budget for Bohol, Villar added as DPWH is finishing the construction of the P600-million capitol building next year.
“We want to honor President Carlos P. Garcia’s achievements for Bohol and his country. We want to give Bohol the best road network leading to the airport, beautiful highways and bridges leading to the various tourism sites and attractions of the province,” Villar said.
The DPWH secretary was in Bohol as keynote speaker during the 121st birth anniversary of President Carlos P. Garcia recently.
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