Thursday, April 12, 2007

News: Dinagat Project Exempt from Election Ban

Unaffected by the election ban, four of the government’s 21 priority road projects are up for completion before the end of the year.

Presidential Management Staff director general Cerge Remonde yesterday said the P21-billion Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway Project and the P138.5-million Edsa rehabilitation projects are among the four targeted for completion between now and December.

The two others are the P2.5 billion Southern Tagalog Arterial Road 2 from Lipa to Batangas cities and the P100-million Dinagat Island Road.

Acting Public Works and Highways Secretary Manuel Bonoan said the 20 priority road projects and one bridge project with a combined cost of P96.6 billion are exempted from the construction ban imposed by the Commission on Elections during the election season. Read more ...

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