Iloilo City gets P1-B worth of DPWH projects for 2015


A total of P1.15 billion worth of infrastructure, under the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), is scheduled for implementation in Iloilo City this year.

According to Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson, the programmed 73 projects will boost the bid of Iloilo City to attract more investors and tourists. The projects include six (6) tourism road projects, three (3) road rehabilitation projects; thirteen (13) construction and maintenance of flood control and drainage infrastructure projects; six (6) road widening project; seven (7) bridge project; and 38 projects under local infrastructure program (LIP).

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VI Director Edilberto Tayao disclosed that the construction works on the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) Project Phase II has started last March 2, 2015, and is seen to be completed by July 2015.

Secretary Singson has ordered the ICC contractor to fast track the completion before the city hosts two (2) of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings slated for the months of September and October.

“In response to Secretary Singson’s instruction, the winning bidder for Phase II, Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation has vowed to complete ICC Phase II prior to the July 26, 2015, target completion,” noted Tayao.

“We are looking forward to finishing this state-of-the-art Iloilo Convention Center, as we want to showcase to the world an architectural marvel, representing the ingenuity of the Filipino people,” ended Tayao.

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