By Antonio Manaytay
IPIL, Philippines — The 24-kilometer coastal road project connecting the municipalities of Malangas and Alicia will also benefit nearby towns such as Payao in Zamboanga Sibugay.
Payao town Mayor Joeper Mendoza expects a windfall for his tourism program with the completion of the road project.
Mendoza, in an interview, said the ease of travel due to the improved road conditions in nearby municipalities would result to bigger volume of tourists.
The town of Alicia shares its border with Payao, a third class municipality with a population of over 40,000.
Last week, Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highway announced that the Malangas-Alicia road project is 36.6 percent complete.
DPWH: ALICIA-MALANGAS ROAD PROJECT IN ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY NOW 36.6% COMPLETE
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Villar said the road project has “eight bridge components.” The DPWH, he said, has made “significant progress” on the ongoing road project despite the weather.
The project, according to Villar, is one of the three “core projects” under the “Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project.”