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Villar calls new Kalibo bridge a ‘game changer’

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The Department of Public Works and Highways considers the 770-meter Kalibo Bridge III along Kalibo Circumferential Road in Aklan province a “game-changing project” of the Duterte administration.

Kalibo Bridge III is part of the 16-kilometer Aklan Circumferential Road traversing the towns of Kalibo, Numancia, Lezo, and Makato.

“Ito po ay isang halimbawa na masigla po ang ‘Build, Build, Build’ program ng ating Pangulo Duterte and I’d like to assure the people of Aklan na eto po ay hindi huling game-changing project sa Aklan. Marami pa tayong gagawin, marami pa tayong popondohan dito sa Aklan,” said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.

The P473.5-million project included the construction of the Pre-Stressed Concrete Girder bridge on bored pile foundation, including approaches, slope protection works, and concrete paving of the 3-kilometer road. (https://bit.ly/36vXyaC)

In his speech during the inauguration of the Kalibo Bridge, Villar assured that more infrastructure projects will be provided to the province.

The secretary likewise discussed the construction of the Aklan Circumferential Road that will connect the airport and Aklan port, which is among the priority projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program.

Its completion will shorten the travel time from 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour or even 45 minutes.

“When it’s done, ung dating isang oras kalahati, maging isang oras na lang o baka 45 minutes lalo na pagka natapos na ang ating widening kaya napakalaking bagay at nakakataba po ng puso pag nakikita ko na nagkakaroon ng ganitong klaseng proyekto, lalo na po sa mga probinsya, so I hope this brings more development to Aklan,” Villar said.