News Release

Key infra projects in Surigao del Sur almost 50% complete — PBBM

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday reported major infrastructure projects in Surigao del Sur are halfway to completion.

The projects, according to President Marcos, aim to improve the lives and ensure the welfare of Surigao del Sur residents.

“Masaya ko ring ibinabalita na ang ilan sa mga proyekto nating pang-imprastraktura ay nasa kalagitnaan na ng [pagpapagawa],” President Marcos announced during the distribution of aid to farmers and fisherfolk in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

One of the projects is the Cabadbaran-Putting Bato-Lanuza Road, which is already at 44.7 percent finished; the East-West Lateral Road at 61.09 percent; and the rehabilitation of the Tandag Airport.

The Cabadbaran-Putting Bato-Lanuza Road is a priority project of the Marcos administration involving road widening and upgrading to reduce travel time between Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur from three hours to one hour and 15 minutes.

The East-West Lateral Road connecting Agusan del Sur to Bukidnon via Agusan-Malaybalay Road, on the other hand, includes road opening and upgrading, construction of two concrete bridges, and drainage and slope protection structure with road safety devices.

It is also expected to facilitate inter-regional linkages of Caraga and Northern Mindanao, and reduce cost of transporting agricultural products to trading centers.

Meanwhile, the improvement of the Tandag Airport is undertaken to ensure a more convenient travel experience for residents in the region. PND