Aquino to open P4-B infra projects in Iloilo-A A +A
Thursday, June 26, 2014
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will lead Friday the inauguration of some P4-billion worth of infrastructure projects in Iloilo City.
The projects include the P2.1 billion Iloilo circumferential road, the ongoing construction of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, the P550 million Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, and the P170 million Iloilo River NHA Subdivision Phase I in barangays Camalig and in the district of Jaro.
Aquino is also expected to conduct a drive-through at the two-kilometer completed stretch of the expanded diversion road, and 1,000 bikers composed of children and senior citizens will join him in the bike lane.
He will also hold a drive through at the Esplanade I where a program with speeches will be held. He will then proceed to the River Plains Subdivision Phase I in Lanit, Jaro to inaugurate the 1,000 completed housing units for informal settlers taken from the city’s danger zones along the river and tributaries.
The President will also see the new 10-lane street up to Sambag, Jaro now officially known as the Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue.
The road after Sambag stretches into a six-lane road up to the Iloilo Airport entrance in Cabatuan, Iloilo, where a service and access road going to the airport is being constructed with a perimeter fence.
The President will inspect the completed projects on top of updated reports on the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center, the ongoing construction of the P200-million Iloilo fishing port complex expansion, the soon-to-be-implemented P350-million new bridge connecting Arroyo St., Iloilo City to Lapuz district, and the P100-million Promenade II.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said this the first time for Iloilo to be a recipient of such huge projects that will lead to propping up the local economy and establish the city as the next business and investment hub in the country.