Thursday, January 24, 2008

News: Super Region Projects to be completed by 2010

Completion of infrastructure development projects under the Mindanao Super Region is underway as various line agencies are speeding up efforts to monitor and address major implementation bottlenecks.

Undersecretary Virgilio Leyretana, Chair of the Mindanao Economic Development Council (Medco) and Deputy Development Champion for the Super Region, cited the need for greater focus on fast-tracking the implementation of high-impact projects in Mindanao during an inter-agency meeting here recently of the Mindanao Super Region.

In its recent report, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) revealed that 32 percent of various priority infrastructure projects under the Mindanao Super Region are nearing completion as of November last year.

The first road project set to be completed, is the Dinagat Island Road Network project, which involves the improvement of a 15-kilometer road in Surigao del Norte. This road, which began construction in October 2006, is reported 65.57 percent completed. More...

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