NEDA-Ilocos allocates P11.8-B for infra projects in Pangasinan

Published April 18, 2018, 11:36 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Philippine News Agency

The National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) office in the Ilocos region has earmarked PHP11.8 billion for the construction of flood control projects, roads and airports in Pangasinan province this year under the Regional Development Investment Program.

In an interview on Tuesday, NEDA 1 (Ilocos) Director Nelson Rillon said two flood control projects in districts 3 and 6 would be funded with PHP8.8 billion.

Rillon said the flood control projects are the Lower Agno River Irrigation System Improvement Project in Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala and Bautista; and the Allied Rivers Improvement Project in Dagupan, Calasiao and Sta. Barbara.
PHP11.3 million has also been allotted for the Lingayen Airport and PHP2 million for the Rosales Airport, as well as PHP2.9 billion for five road constructions in districts 2, 4, 5 and 6, he said.

“These are road projects in Mangatarem- Sta. Cruz Zambales road; Lingayen By-Pass road; Rosario- San Fabian By-Pass road; Urdaneta City By- Pass road and Pangasinan- Nueva Vizcaya road,” said Rillon.

He said the projects would be implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, National Irrigation Authority, and the Department of Public Works and Highways.