Governor Soraya Alonto Adiong of Lanao del Sur led the ribbon-cutting and turnover ceremony of the newly-constructed 37.2 linear meter Gata Bridge along the Marawi-Masiu National Road in the section of the municipality of Poona Bayabao on 18 September 2016.
The cost of the project is Php 32,024,994.62 with funds from the General Appropriations of Calendar Year 2015.
N.B. Salbo Firm constructed the project while DPWH Region 10 implemented and supervised it.
Vice Mayor Lampa Pandi of Poona Bayabao town said the new bridge replaced a dilapidated 50-year old bridge merely made of steel. He added that accidents and deaths happened on the old bridge due to its worn-out state which sometimes resulted to family feuds and disputes.
Engr. Mikunug Macabantog of DPWH Region 10 said Vice GovernorMamintal Bombit Adiong and his brother, Congressman Ansaruddin, were the ones who requested for the project from the national government back in 2014.
Governor Adiong said the bridge shall provide safety to the public commuters and travellers who pass the national road to neighbouring municipalities. She also said that traders and other people engaged in business can now easily transport their goods and services to Marawi City and nearby municipalities which shall help local economies.
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