DBM to Release P490M for Boracay Roads Rehab

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Department of Budget and Management has recently released P448 million to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to cover financial assistance for the 17,735 affected residents and workers in Boracay.

 

The budget department will also release P490 million to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the rehabilitation of the whole Boracay Circumferential Road in Aklan during the six-month closure of the island.

 

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the DBM is now processing the fund request of the DPWH subject to the approval of the Office of the President.

 

“The DBM has allotted P50 million for the improvement of Boracay Circumferential Road in the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and will augment an additional P490 million to fast-track project completion,” said Secretary Diokno.

 

Charged against savings generated by DPWH in FY 2018, the fund release will be used to accelerate the construction progress of the 5.2-kilometer road that will strictly follow the 6.10-meter carriageway standard on both sides.

 

According to DPWH, the project will incorporate an improved drainage and sewerage system along the main road to contain in-land flooding. It will also be divided into three sections. The first phase will start from Cagban Port to Rotonda (1.4km), the second from Rotonda to Brgy. Balabag (1.9km), and the third from Brgy. Balabag to Brgy. Yapak (1.9km).

 

Like us in Facebook

Features

Latest News

NEDA wants stronger push for exports

    By Rose de la Cruz     The National Economic and Development Authority wants a stronger and more aggressive push for Philippine exports to... Read More...
Japan remains top ODA source

    By Rose de la Cruz   Japan continues to be the main source of official development assistance of the Philippine government, where... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Wrong Dream Girl and Other Laughs

Wrong Dream GirlA FROG telephones the Psychic Hotline. His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...
IMAGE PAGIGING MAKABAYAN

KAMAKAILAN ay tumawag ng atensyon ang plano ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao na maghain ng panukalang batas na naglalayon na isama bilang bahagi ng curriculum... Read More...
IMAGE PUTULIN ANG MONOPOLYO NG MERALCO!

SUPORTADO nang ibat-ibang consumer group kabilang na ang Institute for Consumer Research and Empowerment (ICORE) ang panukalang dapat putulin na ang... Read More...

Our Guests

Today404
Yesterday704
This week5767
This month14477
Total1029081

Visitor Info

  • Your IP: 54.198.27.243

Who Is Online

15
Online

Sunday, 19 August 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.