Road improvement in Mati City

Published July 21, 2018, 7:32 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Yas Ocampo

DAVAO CITY — Barangays Bobon, Dahican, and Don Salvador Lopez in Mati, Davao Oriental are seeing better roads in anticipation for the influx of tourist arrivals in the province, with the Provincial Government recently breaking ground in Don Salvador Lopez last week for a road improvement grant.

The funding, initially worth P25 million for the early phases of the improvement, comes from a Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Conditional Matching Grant to provinces program for the repair, rehabilitation, and improvement of infrastructure.

The roads intend to improve the access of people and goods across the different barangays in Mati City.

Gov. Nelson Dayanghirang led the groundbreaking ceremony of a 2.4-kilometer road concreting project in Brgy. Don Salvador Lopez.

The concreting covers National Highway junction going to Sitio Tambon, Bona-an, Sta. Cruz and New Camotes, and to extend to Barangay Tagbinonga.

Provincial Engr. Roel Dumadag said that the project has an initial allocation of 25 million pesos from the DILG.

“We will create a circumferential road to the mountainous areas so agricultural products can already pass through the national highways once completed,” he said