BALANGA CITY — Regional Development Council (RDC) has passed a resolution endorsing the Capas-Botolan Road Project of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“The project seeks to establish a direct link between the provinces of Tarlac and Zambales. It targets an effective and efficient transport facility, reducing travel time and cost,” Zambales Provincial Planning and Development Officer Renato Romero said.
“Construction will take five years, from 2020 to 2024, and will be open by 2025,” Romero added.
DPWH Regional Office 3 has been developing the road since 2013 through its regular fund under the General Appropriations Act.
The agency is proposing to complete the remaining road portion of about 36kms, on top of the already completed 32.26km roads including seven bridges of 1,081.8 linear meters (lm) in total length. It would also construct eight additional bridges with a cumulative total length of 1,612.82 lm.
The project costs PhP5.89-billion through Official Development Assistance funding. (PIA 3)