DOTC secures P215-million infrastructure project

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to construct and rehabilitate another 31 municipal ports in different parts of the country as it announced on Thursday the bidding for this P215-million infrastructure project.

In an invitation to bid published Thursday, the DOTC said this latest set of water transport facilities development program is being initiated “in anticipation of the increased passengers and cargo throughput in the Philippines.”

The procurement program aligns with the department’s master plan set by Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas to re-engineer the Philippines’ transport system to make it convenient, affordable, reliable, efficient, and safe.

To be developed are ports located in Plaridel, Pulilan, and Balagtas in Bulacan; Gumaca and Mauban in Quezon; Bansud in Mindoro Oriental; Castilla in Sorsogon; Pio Duran in Albay; and Virac in Catanduanes.

There are also 12 ports in Eastern Samar to be developed including in Dolores, Lawaan, May-Olo, Waso and Barobo in the town of Llorente; Bulawan and Maputi in Maslog; Patag and Canloterio in Maydolong; and San Pablo, Bato, Punta Maria and in Borongan.

Other ports in the lists are Cantupa, Siaton and Tanjay in Negros Oriental; Maribojoc, Baclayon, Bien Unido, and Clarin in Bohol; Dapa in Surigao Del Norte; Lupon in Davao Oriental; and Jolo in Sulu.

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