Governor opens 2 newly built bridges in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has inaugurated two bridge projects in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

Opened were the P62.8-million Himoga-an Bridge III in Barangay Puey and the P76.2-million Himoga-an Bridge in Barangay Bato.


GOV. Eugenio Jose Lacson inaugurated two bridge projects in Sagay City, Negros Occidental worth P139 million on Wednesday, March 22. (Photo courtesy of I Love Sagay)

The World Bank funded 80 percent of these projects while 10 percent was a counterpart fund from the provincial government and the remaining 10 percent from the Department of Agriculture (DA).

These projects have been in the pipeline since the administration of the late Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., which included the development of Sagay port.

The Himoga-an Bridge will connect Barangays Bato and Baviera and provide easier access to upper Barangays Sewahon and Colonia Divina and nearby barangays in Cadiz City.

The Himoga-an Bridge III will ease travel from Barangay Bato to the lowland barangays of Sagay City.

Lacson said that many lives have been lost in the area before the bridge was built. More than saving lives, the infrastructure will also help in ensuring food security in the area and the city in general, he added.

“Let’s continue the bridge programs here in Sagay City,” he said.