• P170–M bypass road up in Bataan town

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    BAGAC, Bataan: A World Bank funded bypass road that will connect an upland barangay to a coastal village in this town will start construction early next year, municipal Mayor Rommel del Rosario has announced.

    The P170 million road network construction will cover 16 kilometers of barangays San Antonio and Saysain in the town. It will be linked to 40-kilometer Mariveles-Bagac Road.

    “This much needed roadway will further spur economic development in our town,” del Rosario said.

    The road construction project is under the Philippine Rural Development Program.

    The mayor said upland crops like kamote (sweet potato), fruits, vegetables and coconuts are abundant in the area but often left to rot if not sold at very low prices would be accessible for direct marketing by the farmers.

    “Lands in the upland village will become productive while still untapped beach resorts along the area to Saysain will be exposed when the road is constructed,” said del Rosario.

    Bagac, like the town of Morong, is known for its beautiful sandy beaches adjacent to the West Philippines Sea.

    The town also got positive reviews from leaders of the 21-member economies when the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation held its meeting here last June 9 – 12 this year.

    Ernie Esconde

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