The province of Guimaras is a recipient of four (4) bridges to be constructed under the Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP) of the President’s Bridge Project.
Just recently, Governor Felipe Hilan Nava signed a Memorandum of Agree-ment (MOA) with Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson relative to the projects’ implementation.
Under the MOA, the province will provide counterpart funds and annual maintenance trust fund as well as undertake the maintenance of the facility.
Further, the provincial government shall be responsible for the repair and rehabilitation of roads to include provincial, municipal and barangay roads that will be used as alternative routes while the construction is ongoing.
The projects include the Bugnay bridge in Jordan town and Mantasic, Igcawayan and Nagay bridges in the Municipality of San Lorenzo.
Gov. Nava said that the bridge projects happen to be among the major projects that he has been trying to source out for the province. /MP