NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer has expressed confidence yesterday, September 6, that the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project will push through under the term of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
Ferrer also clarified that he has no opposition to whatever site the bridge will be constructed in the province.
“Either in Pulupandan or Valladolid or on any part of the Fourth District for as long as the project pushes through,” he said, which is in contrast to his earlier pronouncement opposing the construction of the portion of the bridge in Pulupandan town.
Ferrer added that the Provincial Development Council (PDC) will approve the project and will endorse it to the Regional Development Council.
Last week, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) - Western Visayas officials met with Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and sought the approval of the province of the original project plan which identified Pulupandan as an entry/exit point in the province.
Lacson has also assured the PDC's approval of the original plan.
It has been reported that two foreign investors have signified interest to pursue the project.