PRRD to grace opening of widened bridge in Davao del Norte

  • May 18, 2017
  • Jeanevive Abangan

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, 18 May (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to grace this afternoon the opening of the widened  Governor Miranda Bridge II that crosses through Tagum Liboganon River at the boundary of the municipality of Carmen and the city of Tagum.


The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) has seen the need to expand the Governor Miranda Bridge 10 years after it was built in 2004.


In a briefer, DPWH said that the bridge now has higher elevation "designed to protect the travelling public from flooding".


Aside from facilitating safe travel when Tagum Liboganon overflows, the widened bridge is seen to provide ease of traffic  flow of large buses, utility and private vehicles ply north to Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley and even much farther north towards Caraga Region.


The contiguous provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley have become a major producer of agricultural products, majority of which are bananas and coconuts.


This pushes the frequency of trips of heavy cargo trucks and forwarders plying the area to and from shipping yards in Davao City and in Panabo City-- south of Davao Region.


"The newly widened  bridge structure will provide safety and protection as they carry heavier load capacity for both north and south directions," DPWH said.


In officially opening the expanded bridge, the President is set to unveil a marker of the bridge and conduct an inaugural drive through with DPWH Sec Mark Villar.


He is set to deliver a speech in a program held at the center point of the Governor Miranda Bridge II attended by local chief executives of Davao del Norte led by Governor Anthony G Del Rosario.  (Jeanevive D Abangan, PIA 11)

Other News

President Duterte arrives in Russia for official visit
  • May 24, 2017
MOSCOW, Russia, May 24 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived here on Monday, May 22, for a four-day official visit which aims to further strengthen bilateral relations with Russia. The plane carrying President Duterte and his official delegation touched down at Vnukovo International Airport at 11:18 p.m. (Moscow time). Moscow is five hours behind Manila. The President was accompanied by Cabinet members led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, Agriculture Secret...Read more
Avail of DOLE’s job facilitation services
  • May 24, 2017
MANILA, May 24 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III encouraged jobseekers anew to make full use of the government’s employment facilitation services to ease unemployment and underemployment in the country. “We are bringing employment facilitation services closer to the public. Jobseekers may browse PhilJobNet, search for vacancies, and conveniently apply online. They may also look up the job fair schedules posted at the online portal and personally go to the job fairs in their areas,” Bello said.    PhilJobNet is the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the D...Read more
DPWH to complete P114-M bypass road project in Iloilo this year
  • May 24, 2017
MANILA, May 24 -- A new by-pass road would soon be serviceable to lessen the traffic congestion within the highly urbanized roads of Iloilo City, providing more convenient trip for local residents and tourists. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 6 is presently undertaking the construction of four lanes Nabitasan – San Rafael Bypass Road in the amount of P114.461-million to shorten the travel time from Iloilo City downtown area to Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Avenue by ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes. The project involves the construction of 834 lineal meters...Read more
DSWD allocates additional P1B for the twice-a-day feeding program for daycare children
  • May 24, 2017
 QUEZON CITY, May 24, (PIA) – The government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated an additional P1 B for the pilot implementation of twice-a-day feeding program for daycare (DC) children in 450 local government units (LGUs) nationwide through its Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP).    DSWD regularly implements a 120-day feeding program which provides hot meals once a day in all LGUs nationwide to ensure that daycare children are able to consume nutritious food for their well-being. Under the regular SFP, hot meals are provided to children en...Read more