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DPWH District Office bares GenSan’s 2013 hard impact projects
By: Catherine T. Apelacio
Thursday 28th of February 2013
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb 28 (PIA) -- Hard infrastructure projects for this city and some of the municipalities in South Cotabato are in the offing, according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH district engineer Pio Lumongsod said more than P600 million worth of infrastructure projects will be implemented in the areas. Fund sources include the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of First District of South Cotabato Representative Pedro Acharon Jr.

"These projects will take off right away, thanks to the blessing from the President himself," he said.

Lumongsod opined that Acharon and Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, being allies with Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III may have played a big role in the quick approval and funding of these projects.

The projects for 2013, he bared are comprised of road widening and concreting of national highways in the municipalities of Tupi and barangay Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato, which cost P40-M and P50-M respectively.

Aside from General Santos City, the first district of South Cotabato also includes the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok.

Same project will also be undertaken for barangays Katangawan, Lagao and Baluan here which amounts to P25-M.

The DPWH-District Office will also prioritize the construction of circumferential road connecting GenSan City International Airport to City Fishport with P100-M in store.

It is also due to spend P150-M to complete the circumferential road traversing barangay Katangawan all the way to Silway River.

Aside from these, P180-M is also in stash for the construction of a bridge on Silway River that would connect the circumferential road in barangay Mabuhay to Barangay Apopong.

He said these are just some of the impact projects for this year in addition to the P70 million worth of multi-purpose buildings, barangay road concreting, building of water system and barangay halls, among others.

The district engineer also lauded the efforts of the Congressional Office thru Mayor Acharon “for cornering these milestone projects.” (CT Apelacio/PIA-12 General Santos City/Chris Sulit/CPIO)
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