ZAMBALES Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. inaugurated on Monday three major projects that served as the centerpiece of achievements of his year-long administration.
First was the P50 million Carael segment of the National Highway in Botolan connecting the Northern and Southern parts of the province.
“This project took at least four years to complete since the National Highway is a very busy thoroughfare.
It was also affected by many calamities that battered the province,” Ebdane said.
The inauguration of the rehabilated highway was graced by mayors of different municipalities of Zambales headed by Botolan Mayor Nerma Yap who said that the reconstruction of the highway is a major boost for her town.
Ebdane inaugurated next the new P50-million medical equipment at the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital (RMMH) as part of the provincial government’s efforts to make quality medical services available and affordable to the residents of Zambales.
Present in the inaugural was Rema Padilla-Ohno, chief financial officer of the medical equipment provider High Integrated Medical Engineering Exponent Corp., Inc. (HIMEX).
For P50 million, the province acquired a Hitachi Multi-Slice CT Scan Machine, a Hitachi Ultrasound Machine with Elastography and a Hitachi conventional Xray machine.
Ebdane also inaugurated the P100-mllion facilities at the Zambales Sports Complex, which include an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, rubberized oval track, a stadium and an indoor basketball court
“This is part of our grass-roots project that would train young athletes of Zambales and represent the province in their respective sports,” he said.
The facilities will be used in the upcoming Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) meet the province will host this February.
Ebdane presented these and other achievements in his State of the Province Address (SOPA) later in the day before a crowd of several thousands, composed of students, parents, government officials and guests, gathered at the sports complex.