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P342-M Siquijor projects budget proposed.

Larena, Siquijor -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is proposing a budget of some P342 million to fund various infrastructure projects in the province of Siquijor.

The P342-million worth of projects will be divided among the province's six towns, the DPWH said yesterday.

The town of Lazi will be the recipient of the bulk of the budget, that is, P118.855 million, followed by Larena municipality with P92.5 million.

Enrique Villanueva town will be allocated P58 million; San Juan town, P26.776 million; Siquijor, P26.672 million; and Maria, P19.197 million.

The projects in the town of Siquijor include construction and rehabilitation of the drainage system in Barangay Banban, as well as construction and rehabilitation of river and flood control structures in circumferential roads.

Larena will also see projects including construction and rehabilitation of flood control strutters in Barangays Datag, Canlambo, Taculing, Cangbagsa, and Sabang; Sabang River, the Siquijor circumferential road and improvement of the Saban Bridge.

Among the projects proposed for the town of Enrique Villanueva are the construction of a flood control structure for the Lotloton and Olave rivers and the rehabilitation of flood and drainage structures in Poblacion, along the Siquijor circumferential road.

Projects proposed for the town of Maria include the construction of a river control system for Cataroc and Poblacion, and the improvement of the Siquijor circumferential road.

Meanwhile, proposed projects for the towns of Lazi and San Juan include construction of roads, flood control structures, and drainage systems.

The P342-million worth of infrastructure projects in Siquijor is part of the P20.2 billion fund that the DPWH is asking for the construction of projects in 2015.

The DPWH-7 said it has lined up a total of 602 projects for the entire Central Visayas region comprised of Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental which, in totality, would need to have at least a budget of some P20-.2 billion.

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Title Annotation:Provincial
Publication:Manila Bulletin
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Date:Mar 17, 2014
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