ROXAS CITY – Two major infrastructure projects for the province of Capiz were approved by the Regional Development Council (RDC) in a meeting held at the Social Hall of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, Bacolod City, June 30, 2011.
Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco, who is also the RDC Chairman, said that the projects which was endorsed and approved were the Roxas City Circumferential Road and the Panay River Basin Flood Control Project.
The P 705 million Roxas City Circumferential Road is 19.86 km long, divided into 2 sections. The first section will stretch from Culasi Port, passing Cadimahan River going to Ivisan – Roxas national road. Section 2 will start at the junction of Ivisan – Roxas national road going northeasterly and will join the national highway of Panay and Pontevedra Towns.
“The road aims to provide a reliable and easy to access transport system between urban and rural communities. This will increase the economic activity of Capiz,” Gov. Tanco added.
On the other hand, the Panay River Basin Flood Control Project will continue despite the withdrawal of funds from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) due to the calamities that struck Japan recently.
According to Gov. Tanco, “The Department of Public Works and Highways will look for alternative funding agencies so that the project will push through.”
If realized, the Panay River Basin Flood Control Project will minimize if not end the perennial flooding problem along the sub-basins of Panay River which adversely affects the local economy of the province.
“It will also reduced the damage done into properties and will ensure the safety of local residents and communities,” Gov. Tanco disclosed. (cppb)