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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Subic-Olongapo access road to boost investments

The multi-million access road from Subic to Olongapo opened on Friday, making it easier for investors to gain access to both materials and manpower.

“The Subic-Cawag-Balaybay Road is an expression of the National Government’s commitment to support the investment project of the Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC) that will not only help provide easy access for manpower and construction materials for the Hanjin plant but will also serve as an important tool to help alleviate unemployment particularly in the nearby communities,” Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) administrator Armand C. Arreza said.

Arreza said the road project complements the ongoing construction of the new container port under the Subic Port Development project and the Subic-Clark Toll Road project, both of which are being funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

President Arroyo was guest of honor for the formal opening rites of the P653-million Subic-Cawag-Balaybay access road to Hanjin’s ship building facilities. The 16.15-kilometer road project is the gateway for the creation of more employment opportunities for the residents of Subic, Zambales and Olongapo City.

The project was jointly funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) in order to connect the $1-billion Hanjin plant to the proposed Zambales Industrial park and provincial port. Hanjin is one of the world’s largest shipbuilders.

The road construction entailed asphalt overlay and widening of the existing 6.1-meter pavement into the nine-meter two-lane roadway with reinforced concrete pipe culvert, stone masonry and line canal with a net length of 7.55 kilometer.
By MA. ELISA P. OSORIO - The Philippine Star

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  • A map showing the roadway and it's beginning and terminus would have enhanced this story immensely.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/24/2007 9:00 AM  

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