Department of Public Works and Highways Region II Director Nerie D. Bueno reported the completion of Pamplona Bridge, a major infrastructure project which in Barangay Masi. Pamplona, Cagayan. Official program formalities and inauguration ceremony was graced led by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III together with DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson on May 2, 2016.
Implemented by the DPWH Regional Office at a total allocation cost of 675.7 Million, The bridge with the length of 489.80 lineal meters consisting of nine (9) spans with 330.20 lineal meters total length of approaches will provide convenience to the public in transporting agricultural and commercial products to major trade centers in the area and neighbouring provinces.
According to Director Bueno, the rehabilitation/replacement of the old Pamplona Bridge will play a major support in the interplay of agricultural, industrial and tourism growth and exchanges between the provinces in Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Region.
“The newly constructed infrastructure will greatly improve accessibility and mobility in the vicinity by providing an enhanced transport facility in the Manila North Road which is the gateway to Region I”, Bueno added.
Pamplona Bridge located along Manila North Road KO621+822.43 to KO650+269.706 is the first completed major bridge project implemented by the DPWH Regional Office 02 for the current year. The bridge project links Region II to Region I as well as the northern municipalities of CAR. The immediate completion of the project would provide better transport facility between and among the regions.
The newly built bridge is envisioned to ensure continuous movement of goods and safer travel for the public. The stronger and more stable bridge shall promote socio-economic development and spur rapid growth in terms of economic and tourism activities in the area.
The project leads to opening of interesting various business opportunities with attractive incentives and advantages for interested investors. These developments are deemed toward attracting legitimate and productive local and foreign investments thus, creating employment opportunities not only in the province, but the whole country as well.