Friday, July 8, 2011

Iloilo assured of P100-M fund for road-widening project

ILOILO CITY, July 7 (PNA) – The city government here is already assured of P100 million fund for its road-widening project from Tabuc Suba to Buntatala in Jaro district.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on Thursday received a faxed copy of the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) worth P100 million.

Mabilog said that the P100 million is part of the P200 million committed by Senator Franklin Drilon for the project.

Meantime, Iloilo City Lone District Rep. Jerry P. Treñas will put in P50 million from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for the project.

The city government will try to find other fund sources for its completion, which includes the expansion of the Montinola Bridge.

“This is good news for the people of the district of Jaro and neighboring municipalities,” he said.

The mayor also said that the project would be implemented immediately as soon as the fund arrives, probably in two to three months.

The project is expected to ease the traffic along the area, especially during peak hours. (PNA)


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