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P11-M infrastructure projects for Moises Padilla underway

NEGROS. Moises Padilla town officials headed by Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo lead the groundbreaking rites for the two projects situated at Bonbon River in Barangay Quintin Remo and Hacienda Jocson in Barangay Magallon Cadre on January 12, 2021. (Contributed Photo)

TWO barangays in Moises Padilla town are getting P11 million worth of infrastructure projects from the local and national government.

Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo led the groundbreaking rites for the two projects situated at Bonbon River in Barangay Quintin Remo and Hacienda Jocson in Barangay Magallon Cadre on Tuesday, January 12.

Garcia-Yulo, in a press statement, said the Municipal Government will construct a 90-meter hanging footbridge connecting Hacienda Jocson and Sitio Lemoncito.

The project worth P5 million is funded by the national government, she added.

A 50-meter overflow with 130 meters of concrete road component worth P6 million will also be constructed at Bonbon River, Barangay Quintin Remo.

It will be funded by the local government.

The mayor said the hanging footbridge is her party's promise to the residents of Sitio Lemoncito in the last elections.

Residents of Sitio Lemoncito, for their part, said they are thankful because they will finally have a hanging footbridge after several years.

They are currently crossing the river using a boat and a rope, which is dangerous especially during heavy downpour as the water level rises.

Meanwhile, also present during the groundbreaking are Vice Mayor Adrian Villaflor, Councilor Vincent Bryan Garcia, project contractor Francis Albert Uy, and municipal employees.


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