July 7, 2018, Filed under Press Release



LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The provincial government surges in building more infrastructure projects for the past two years since Governor Amado I. Espino, III assumed his office.


Governor Espino, in his 2nd State of the Province Address (SOPA) which he delivered on July 2 at the Capitol Plaza, here, took pride of the construction of the Hall of Fame building “Abong na Dayew” which was unveiled during the 438th Agew na Pangasinan celebration last April 5.


Dubbed as the “Little Urduja House”, the Abong na Dayew houses various regional, national and international awards and citations which were conferred to the province since the administration of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr.


Built in a sprawling two-hectare lot in San Vicente village, Burgos town, the Pangasinan Reformation Center, which is built by the provincial government, is as a multi-purpose facility which administers not only the reformation programs for “moderately drug – affected reformers”, but also development programs for Out-of-School youth and Person With Disabilities, and other sectors.


“Napapansin nyo din po ang patuloy na paglaki ng ating mga programa at mga aktibidades… kailangan na po natin magkaroon ng isang venue na kayang pagkasyahin ang ilang libong tao,” said Governor Espino, who bared the construction of Pangasinan Convention Center (PCC) within the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) later this year.


The provincial government has allocated P60-M to jumpstart the construction of the PCC, with 7,000 seating capacity.


Infra projects which are soon to be completed include the Php32.4-M Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC) II located beside the PTDC-I; the Php27.2-M PDRRMO Operations Center, Rescue Vehicles Bay, and Supply Warehouse; Breeding Station in Mangatarem; Pangasinan Provincial Hospital Main Building Extension, and Gymnasium.



Other infra projects to be constructed include: Php23.7-M General Services Office Warehouse, Php17-M three-storey Multi-Purpose building for Records, Archives and IEC Production, and Php24.8-M two-storey Farmers’ Training Center at the Provincial Agriculture Center in Sta. Barbara funded thru the tobacco excise tax.


Built in various localities in the six districts of the province were 92 school buildings (Php105-M), 105 artesian wells (Php9-M), 10 flood control projects (Php20-M), 32 barangay/municipal buildings  which include covered courts, day care centers, barangay halls, and senior citizen buildings (Php54-M), rehabilitation of a 25-m mini Olympic-size swimming pool at NRSCC (Php5.38-M), and laundry and linen building, and mess hall at NRSCC (Php1.5-M).


Governor Espino reported that, as of date, 100 percent of 727.72-km provincial roads have been cemented or asphalted.


From January 2017 to March 2018, provincial roads with 210km have been rehabilitated with the Php155-M funding.


The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) thru its Conditional Matching Grant (CMGP) to Provinces has allocated Php167-M for the construction of roads projects in Malasiqui, Urbiztondo, Basista, Mapandan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Bani, and Mabini.


For its successful implementation of CMGP projects, the province of Pangasinan has been recognized by the DILG as the top LGU in the entire country in terms of “Construction Progress of KALSADA 2016 and CMGP 2017 funded projects.”


Php49-M was allocated for the maintenance of provincial bridges.


/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca





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