ARMM to hasten infra projects

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is accelerating the implementation of infrastructure projects to ensure its completion within the year or by the first quarter of 2015.

ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman said these include the completion of the circumferential roads in Basilan and in Lake Lanao.

President Benigno S. Aquino III highlighted the Basilan circumferential road during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

The President said the circumferential road will “soon be completed.”

Hataman said only about 10 to 12 kilometers of the road remained unpaved.

There was no mention about the status of the Lake Lanao circumferential road.

Hataman disclosed that a portion of the Basilan circumferential road concreting was funded through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

But the governor clarified “it was already completed” when the Supreme Court declared some provisions of the DAP as unconstitutional.

He said he had met with concerned ARMM officials and contractors and discussed how they could accelerate the completion of the infrastructure projects. (MindaNews)