BCDA to fund Pampanga road projects


San Fernando, La Union: The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is allocating nearly P76 million of its revenues on three road projects to improve access to the Poro Point Freeport Zone (PPFZ) and boost tourism.

The three projects, which were recently launched by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), include the construction of the road leading to the Poro Point Lighthouse; repair of the road leading to the Poro Point Management Corp. (PPMC); and upgrading the road leading to the San Fernando Airport.

“This initiative is in line with the BCDA’s mandate to be a catalyst for national growth and
development. The PPFZ is a key economic driver in the region, and these road projects will make it more accessible to tourists and locators,” BCDA President and Chief Executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said in a statement.

Casanova said that Republic Act 7917 sets aside 27.5 percent of the BCDA’s earnings for infrastructure projects, including the construction and upgrading of highways, railways and other transport facilities to improve access to former military bases. The BCDA and its subsidiary, PPMC, identified the Poro Point road projects which the DPWH will execute.

Raadee S. Sausa


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