Japan to Develop the 200-Kilometer Bangsamoro Road Network Project to be Completed in 2022

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Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways confirmed that the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already funded the feasibility study of the Bangsamoro Road Network Development Project.

The Philippines will be working closely with Japan to develop the 200-kilomter Bangsamoro Road Network Development Project, which involves the improvement and constructio
gions in Mindanao.

According to Sec. Mark Villar of the DPWH, the 200-km road network will cover 11 Access Roads:

Matanog-Barira-Alamada-Libungan Road
Parang-Balabagan Road
Sibutu-Blensong-Nuro Road
Nuro-Pinansaran Road
Maganoy-Lebak Road
Tapian-Lebak Coastal Road
Marawi City Ring Road
Parang East Diversion Road
Manuangan-Parang Road
Tunggol 2 Bridge (On Davao-Cotabato Rd.)
Pagalungan Bridge (On Davao-Cotabato Rd.)

The DPWH Chief noted that they are confident that by 2022 before Pres. Rody Duterte’s term ends, the Bangsamoro Road Network will be fully completed.

Aside from the Road Network, Sec. Mark Villar also noted that the Japanese government is also supportive of the 44.6-kilometer Davao City Bypass Road wich includes a 2.28-kilometer tunner. The Road is expected to reduce travel time from Digos to Panabo in just 49 minutes via Pan-Philippine Highway from the usual 104 minutes.

Source: PNA / PIA

Ed Umbao

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