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New ‘Luzon Beltway’ to boost growth in Central Luzon

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 26, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
First Posted 19:04:00 08/26/2008

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has stepped up its road works for the rehabilitation of the Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Aurora Dingalan Port Road Project in Central Luzon, an official said on Tuesday.

DPWH secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. said the road works will boost the economy in the provinces of Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, and Aurora and will hasten the completion of the Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region project.

“The on-gong rehabilitation will facilitate agricultural, industrial and tourism growth and development, generating more income and job opportunities to the affected provinces,” Ebdane said.

The 120.65 kilometer-long road will also complement President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s RoRo (Roll in/Roll off) project, particularly benefitting Dingalan Port in Aurora.

At present, the following portions of the road project have been completed: concreting of 1.84 kilometer gravel road at Gabaldon-Dingalan Port Road (P48.8 million); concreting of 2.97 kilometer gravel road at Dingalan-Dingalan Port Road (P60 million); and concreting with asphalt overlay of 11.55 kilometer Sta. Rosa-Jct. Fort Magsaysay Road (P136 million).

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