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Bulacan proposes 10 km road improvements
By: PPAO
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS- Development is making its way in Bulacan as the Central Bulacan Tourism Loop Project will soon be implemented.

This happens as the project was approved for endorsement during the joint meeting of the Sectoral Committee on Infrastructure Development (SCID) and Special Committee on Tourism (SCOT) at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, chairman of the SCID, said that this project involves improvement of 25 road segments in the province, with the total length measuring up to 9.775 km, two of which are national roads, three municipal roads and 11 barangay roads.

He added that it will include widening, asphalting, concreting, upgrading of shoulder, drainage canal and cross drains and other miscellaneous structures.

“The project intends to improve the tourism road networks of the province and a poverty reduction intervention to promote the general welfare of the Bulakenyos through the implementation of efficient and effective Tourism Development and Promotion Programs,” said Alvarado.

He added that one of the major considerations for coming up with this project is to facilitate tourism and socio-economic development and provide good access to existing tourist destinations such as the Inang Filipina Shrine in Pandi and the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue-Santa Maria.

“Ciudad de Victoria is expected to become a huge tourist destination for it will include the biggest dome in the world, a tertiary hospital, university, sports complex and other facilities. It is also being eyed as the next APEC summit venue for the year 2015,” the governor added.

According to the report presented by the Provincial Planning and Development Officer Arlene Pascual, the estimated total cost for the Central Bulacan Tourism Loop Project amounts to more than P2 billion.

“It will also provide more than 6,000 employment opportunities and boost business and trade. The socio-economic activities of seven municipalities, 29 barangays with an aggregate total population of 162, 200 will also be directly affected,” she added.

The Central Bulacan Tourism Loop Project will be executed in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) through the DPWH-DOT Tourism Convergence Program. ###

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