The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office IV-B opened to the public the newly reconstructed Pandurucan Bridge in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
Under the Replacement of Permanent Weak Bridge Program of the DPWH, the ₱1.5-million bridge project is a priority project of the Regional Office along with the Mindoro District Engineering Office as it serves as one of the major road networks for transportation in the municipality of San Jose.
Present during the ceremonial ribbon cutting are Occidental Mindoro Congresswoman Josephine Ramires Y. Sato, Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Occidental Mindoro Vice Governor Peter J. Alfaro, San Jose Municipal Mayor Romulo D. Festin, and Sanguniang Panlalawigan members.
The century-old bridge was made more significant with its explicit, architecturally designed baluster that adds attraction on the site which the people now consider as the town’s landmark
The newly reconstructed Pandurucan Bridge has now become more passable, providing convenient and seamless transportation that begets economic growth in the municipality of San Jose and its neighboring municipalities in Occidental Mindoro.