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President Aquino commits more infrastructure projects to boost Iloilo industries, commerce and economic development

PASSI CITY, Iloilo – President Benigno S. Aquino III has committed to augment the hardworking Ilonggos’ industries, commerce and economy by vowing to provide more infrastructure projects in the province.

The President gave his commitment in his speech during a meeting with local leaders and the community here on Wednesday.

Among the infrastructure projects include 34 farm-to-market road projects and 23 irrigation projects of which the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Phase II, that aims to provide fresh water to 32,000 hectares of farmland all year round and benefit 20,000 farmers in the province, tops the list.

“Para sa inyong probinsya, nakatutok po tayo sa pagpapatayo ng imprastraktura’t mga pasilidad upang mapalago ang mga kilala ninyong industriya,” the President said.

“Umabot na po sa tatlumpu’t apat na farm-to-market road projects, at dalawampu’t tatlong proyektong pang-irigasyon ang naipagawa natin dito. At oras po na matapos ang Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II, buong taon na rin ang maihahatid na irigasyon para sa halos tatlumpu’t dalawang libong ektarya ng lupa, na magdidilig ng ginhawa sa dalawampung libong Ilonggong magsasaka,” he added.

He pointed out that the tourism and commerce stand to benefit the most from the completion of the Metro Iloilo Radial Road project and the Iloilo Circumferential Road Project that will cut down travel time and decongest traffic along the Jaro-Leganes Road in Iloilo City, Leganes and in Zarraga.

“Ilan pa lamang po ito sa mahabang listahan ng mga inisyatibang pinapangunahan natin sa inyong lalawigan. Ang gusto po natin: mabura sa listahan ang mga proyektong ito— hindi dahil sa ipinatigil ito ng kung sinong naghahari-harian— kundi dahil ganap na natin itong nakumpleto,” the President concluded.

April 19, 2014 22:48:20