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P100 million budget for the widening of Bataan expressway mulled

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 10 years ago

Pizarro, a three-termer Pilar town mayor prior to his appointment as MBDA chair cited one more worthy project, the installation of high-tech closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras along the said expressway from Hermosa to Mariveles and to the coastal town of Bagac, one of the possible sites of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)  summit on April 2015.

Although the estimated cost of the installation of the CCTVs’ is still undetermined as of press time, Pizarro stressed the importance of installing said high-tech equipment for the safety and security of the motorists, especially those engaged in the transport of exportable goods and raw materials for the AFAB manufacturing firms, gasoline and liquefied gas tankers as well as the private and public vehicles plying said route.

Said equipment that would monitor the flow of traffic in addition to accidents or any untoward occurrences along the stretch of the Bataan Expressway would also help the authorities to quickly respond to such incidents.

The former Pilar local executive  has also expressed his gratefulness to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for approving the structural organization of the newly- created “super agency” which is  patterned after the successful operation of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) now headed by Lawyer Francis Tolentino.

The MBDA was created to institutionalize good governance and to help achieve the vision of the province under the leadership of Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia that by year 2020 Bataan will be the preferred location for eco-industrial investments leading to the highest development index in the country.

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