Tuguegarao—Cagayan Gov. Manuel N. Mamba, 3rd District Rep. Joseph L. Lara, DPWH Regional Director II Director Loreta M. Malaluan, Amulung Mayor Elpidio R. Rendon and local officials recently led the groundbreaking of the P1.2-billion Amulung bridge at barangay Anguiray, Amulung town in this province.
Lara said the groundbreaking will immediately start the three-year contract of the bridge that will connect the eastern and western barangays in the locality.
“This is now the project I had vowed to be undertaken for you my dear Amulungeños, which I have perceived is deemed necessary for the villagers to be convenient in transporting their goods and be connected,” the lawmaker said.
About P135 million has been allocated for phase 1, the construction of a 1-kilometer bridge from Barangay Anquiray in the east toward barangay Tana in the west, Lara said.
“This will not end here. I am finding ways in Congress for more projects in the province like the Tuguegarao-Solana Bridge,” he added.
Governor Mamba said it has been “decades since Cagayan has received support such as this from the national government because of the local leaders of the province before who did not mind at all the needs of the Cagayanos.”
Mamba urged Cagayan 1st District Rep. Ramon C. Nolasco Jr. and Rep. Samantha Louise Vargas Alfonso of the 2nd District to set aside politics and instead be united toward the realization of projects and programs for Cagayanos “just the way Rep. Jojo Lara does.”
“This project will ease our farmers’ transporting their products and a better start for economic development among the residents,” the governor stressed.
Villagers said they were grateful for the initiatives of Mamba and Lara for the construction of such bridge.
Lara also disclosed that the Cagayan State University recently has its groundbreaking for its campus at Iraga, Solana and will open in August this year.
It will offer five degree courses: Criminology, Information Technology, Education, Fisheries and Agriculture, the lawmaker added.