The plans which are expected to be implemented next year following the Aquino administration’s underspending on infrastructure projects last year include massive flood control project in Central Luzon and the P12-billion infrastructure master plan to support the country’s tourism industry.
Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said the P29.2-billion two phased Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEx) will be implemented next year.
“Nakalinya na rin through the guidance and funding ng JICA ang Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEx),” Singson said referring to the 63.9 kilometers expressway that will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The CLLEX will branch out at
Tarlac section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) and will
link to cities of Cabanatuan and in Nueva Ecija. San Jose
Singson added that while CLLEx is waiting to be implemented, the DPWH is now working on the design for the
Pass alternate road for faster and
safer travel to the . province
of Nueva Vizcaya
He said that providing an alternate road to Nueva Vizcaya will further boost its economic development.
“Hindi kasi pupwede na umulan o lumindol ay close-open na yung
Pass, we need an alternate route towards Region II,” he said. Dalton
Singson said that the new alternate route to Nueva Vizcaya will include boring tunnels in the mountains.
Along with this project, he disclosed plans to pursue implementation of the highway to the
country’s eastern seaboard. province
“Hopefully, maumpisahan na rin ang papuntang
, we are completing
the Aurora Baler-Casiguran Highway,”
With regards to the TPLEx, the secretary said its two lanes up to
Tarlac will be completed this year. Gerona
He also said the DPWH already told the proponent of the TPLEx to submit a proposal to convert it into a four lane highway.
“Hindi pwede yung two lanes lang, tapos salubungan pa, medyo delikado,” he said.
With regards to infrastructure development that will support the tourism industry, Singson disclosed that he met with tourism officials early this week.
He said they discussed a P12-billion tourism infrastructure support master plan that will be implemented next year.(Dino Balabo)