By Mar Supnad
BALANGA CITY, Bataan- More closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras equipped with video analytics will be installed along the 57-kilometer Roman Expressway to help in disaster response and safety of motorists.
Aside from this project, Gov Abet S Garcia is also pushing the ambitious widening of Roman expressway into a 6-lane express highway being the major route in going to Bataan’s industrials area in Limay, Mariveles and Balanga city.
Gov. Garcia has tapped the help and assistance of Department of Public Works and Highways district engineers Erlindo Flores( 1st district) and Ulysses Llado (2nd district) to fast-track the six-lane Bataan super highway due to the expected heavy volume of vehicles coming into and going outside Bataan.
Flores and Llado are both supportive of the project.
The governor a wanted the highway to be safer by installing lights and other safety precautionary measures.
Fred Duque, president of the AM-REV PRELUDE international, a California-based Solar firm company in America, has proposed to Gov. Garcia the putting up of solar lights along the Roman expressway from Balsik all the way to Mariveles and the Freeport Area of Bataan.
To implement the project,the Development Bank of the Philippines and the Provincial Government of Bataan led by Garcia and Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) general manager Charlie Pizarro recently signed a loan agreement for the “1Bataan Command Center Phase 2 Project” that will fund the installation of CCTV cameras along the highway from Layac, Dinalupihan town to Mariveles town including the Freeport Area of Bataan.
Once these are implemented, Garcia expressed optimism that road mishaps will be minimized