BAGAC, Bataan – Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia is enthusiastic about the looming completion of the concreting of the last section of the forty-four kilometer Mariveles-Bagac road as a strategic infrastructure package to hasten the development of another industrial zone and premier tourism site in the province.
Governor Garcia said the improvement of the pre-war mountain trail into an all-weather type coastal road is a big step toward an extra beneficial business atmosphere with the massive on–going site preparation and perimeter-fencing of the proposed 500 hectares special economic zone of the country’s biggest food conglomerate, San Miguel Corporation (SMC), situated in the coastal village of Biaan, Mariveles town near the boundary of Bagac town.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated P80 million for the concreting of the four kilometers remaining portion and payments in the widening of right of way.
The foremost historical connectivity aspect of Bagac and Mariveles, both as starting points of the infamous World War II Death March, would enhance investment flows in eco-tourism and industrial expansion which are figuratively the fruits of the new routes, Governor Garcia explained.
The opening of the San Miguel Corporation‘s industrial zone and establishment of more beach resorts, health and housing tourism facilities would induce more investment opportunities for the local and foreign locators and employment prospects for the residents of the province.