Thursday, May 14, 2015

DavNor guv hopes Samal bridge FS to be done before his retirement

DAVAO DEL NORTE, May 14 (PIA) - - I hope the feasibility study of the Samal bridge will be completed before I’ll retire.

Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario said recently during the Biz Talk at Big 8 Hotel that before he steps down as the provincial governor of Davao del Norte on 2016, he wanted to ensure that the feasibility study for the Samal bridge is done and approved.

“For now, I am still requesting the NEDA (National Economic Development Authority) to fund the P90-million for the feasibility study or to source it out,” Gov. Del Rosario said.

“Obviously, the construction will start on the next administration.”

Del Rosario pointed that if the study is prepared and completed within his term, then his successor will just have to pursue the project.

“Whether it will be located in Panabo City or Davao City, the best location will be determined by the technical persons that will work on the study,” he said.

He said that the study will show which place is more feasible, yet he added, “but since there is still no study, I am suggesting to put it in Panabo because basically Samal is part of Davao del Norte.”

Del Rosario said that most of the people thought that Samal is part of Davao City because as of now, it is the main gateway to the island.

The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) more known as Samal City is a component city of Davao del Norte, together with Panabo City and Tagum City.

“I want it to be located in Panabo City to connect Samal to its home province,” Del Rosario said.  (PIA11, Michael Uy)

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