MARIVELES, Bataan – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has programmed the construction of a 6.3 kilometer bypass road project worth P 70 million in this town.
Bataan provincial board member Rolando Z. Tigas, chairman of the Committees on Infrastructure, Housing and Land Utilization explained the significance of the diversion road project, for it would lessen the volume of heavy equipment and public transport system traversing the traffic prone zigzag road going to the fast growing ecozone in Central Luzon, the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) complex.
The proposed alternative route connecting the zigzag to the coastal village of Biaan, Mariveles town would provide better access to the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) special economic zone and the commercial area of the province’s eco-industrial site, Tigas said.
Tigas also revealed that the Committee on Infrastructure is continuously appraising critical locales where there are great potentials to enhance movement, either of goods, services and people, to achieve broader base for economic expansion.
Latest reports showed that there are 137 approved locators in the Freeport Area of Bataan consisting of American, Asian and European investors as of February this year.
The Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB), formerly the site of the country’s first export processing zone, is now the fashion manufacturing nucleus of the Philippines, as it possesses a burgeoning collections of firms producing high-end brands of garments, apparel, shoes and accessories like bags, jewelries, among others.
FAB officials are focusing on the ultimate objective of attaining excellent status as the Freeport of choice in the country by year 2020, becoming a center of trade, innovation and sustainable development in Asia and promoting work-life balance and global competitiveness.