ORANI, Bataan – Ten (10) concrete bridges estimated to cost some P 100 million are expected to be completed before the year ends in the six (6) municipalities of Bataan’s first congressional district.
Engineer Erlindo R. Flores, Jr., district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the province’s first engineering district, said the construction of the new and wider bridges is funded by Congresswoman Geraldine Roman’s infrastructure development allocation initiatives of upgrading the structures which would stimulate the socio-economic activities in the rural communities.
Flores stressed the replacement of outmoded bridges most of them built in the early 70’s would hasten the delivery of basic goods and services to markets, speed up transport of workers and traders to several economic and industrial sites located in Hermosa, Morong, Mariveles and Limay towns.
He enumerated the large volume of petroleum and gas tankers, finished export products and other cargo trucks, private and public vehicles using the 70 kilometer Roman Expressway and other commuters and investors passing the national road would directly benefit in the on-going bridge improvement measures.
He added that the plan to build and upgrade the 10 bridges is a critical factor in formulating a progressive program under the long range development scheme of Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia to make Bataan a premier investment hub in Central Luzon.