Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure boom to mark Mayor Inday Sara's term

January 13, 2017 By

The Department of Public Works and Highways will put up more infrastructure projects within the three-year term of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.
City Planning and Development Office head Ivan Cortez said that aside from the P40 billion worth of road projects that it has lined up this year,  the DPWH will also build two flyovers, which are expected to address the worsening traffic congestion in the city.
Cortez said that the two flyovers are among four of such infrastructures Duterte has asked the DPWH to undertake.
“Mayor Sara really requested for the flyovers to lessen the traffic congestions. Two out of the four requested were approved, one in Matina Crossing and the other one, at Crossing Toril,” he said.
Cortez said the budget for the flyovers will be sourced from a different budget and not from the P40 billion that the city has previously announced for infrastructure spending.
In the coming months, the first phase of the Coastal Road project will also commence and will start from the coastline of Toril to the coastline of Matina.
The multibillion project will stretch to Roxas Avenue.
Cortez said that they are now coordinating with the DPWH to discuss the specific date of the project’s commencement.
“The coastal road is very expensive, it was decided that we will divide it into three phases, the first phase will start this year,” he said.
The 35-kilometer coastal road will cost P34 billion.
Meanwhile, the City Planning vowed to pursue the Davao railway system that will stretch from Toril to the airport area.
Cortez said that they already received four proposals for the project — one of them was from a Davao-based contractor.
Cortez did not give specifics as to the identities of the bidders. CIO