VILLAR DPWH Secretary Mark Villar (2nd from left, front row) with DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya and other city officials inspecting the newly inaugurated Araneta- Magsaysay flyover, yesterday*


P5B economic highway
to decongest traffic: Villar
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The Bacolod-Negros Economic Highway, a major project being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways to help decongest the diversion road in Bacolod City,may cost about P5 billion, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said yesterday.

Villar, who was in Bacolod yesterday for the inauguration of the P365 million Araneta-Magsaysay flyover, said that next year, they will allocate P1 billion for the economic highway.

Villar said the second flyover is part of the program of the government to help decongest traffic. “This is just the start. We have many more projects to be implemented in Bacolod,” he said. moremoremore

PH's longest bridge
in WV may cost $2B
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said yesterday that preparatory work for the construction of the Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge will begin next year, which, when completed, will be the longest bridge in the country at 19 kilometers.

The construction of the bridge that could cost up to $2 billion is a reality, he said, despite doubts by some that it is just a pipe dream.

Villar, who was in Bacolod City for the inauguration of Araneta- Magsaysay flyover, said they will do their best to finish the bridge that will boost the economies of Negros, Guimaras and Panay before the term of President Rodrigo Duterte ends. .moremoremore

 

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Villar: DPWH should follow
strict timeline in project implementation

Regional and district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highwayshave to follow a strict timeline inthe implementation of projects, Secretary Mark Villar said yesterday.

“So if there are complaints, I will definitely address them right away to make sure,” he said in an interview during the inauguration of the Araneta-Magsaysay Flyover in Bacolod City,in answer to a query on numerous complaints in Bacolod City on unfinished road work that have caused heavy traffic congestion.

Frank Carbon, executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that these traffic congestions were due to the road diggings along the major thoroughfares of Bacolod City. ...