BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The expansion of the province’s premier road network is purposely intended for the upcoming operations of manufacturing plants and commercial business enterprises in the industrial growth areas of the historic peninsula.
Board Member Jose Villapando, Sr. chairman of Bataan Sangguniang Panalawigan (SP) Committee on Transportation and Communication explained the concept of Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia of creating an efficient road network which would prevent bottlenecks and faster delivery of petroleum products including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ethylene alcohol, aviation gas, and other items for local franchise holders located in Northern and Central Luzon areas.
Aside from highly-flammable fuel and the delivery of raw materials to several economic zones and exportable fashion goods to foreign markets, the Roman Expressway is a useful conduit to tourism and travel industry, commuters and workers and small and medium entrepreneurs from Hermosa town down to the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) in the industrial town of Mariveles.
The widening of the province’s main thoroughfare is a critical stride of achieving growth with intervention of interchange between two highly-industrialized economic zones in Central Luzon, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Clark Economic Zone.
Board Member Villapando said the volume of raw materials supplying the requirements of various industrial firms in Mariveles, Limay and Hermosa may eventually improve as a number of foreign locators are reportedly eyeing to relocate in the province with the suitable and strategic locations of Bataan near the international ports and airports in Metro Manila.
He said the completion of the 30 meter road widening of Roman Expressway would definitely ensure fast, safe and convenient trip for motorists, haulers and stimulate trade and commerce sectors in the province.