By Mar Supnad
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority has approved the widening of its backdoor going all the way to Morong town in Bataan.
Governor Abet S. Garcia said that the SBMA board had finally given priority to the project that will make travelling from SBMA to nearby Morong town faster and safer for motorists.
“The road widening of SBMA backdoor to Morong will reduce travel time and fast track economic growth in Morong and Bataan itself,” Garcia said, adding: “dati-dati, kailangan pang huminto ang isang sasakyan pag may kasalubong, dahil masikip ang kalsada doon.”
He said 70 percent of SBMA total land area belongs to Bataan.
The road widening of SBMA backdoor will connect Morong town all the way to Bagac-Mariveles bypass road, a pet project initiated by the governor, whose road concreting program is now almost finished.
Private developer Engr. Joel Alegre, president and chief executive officer of the United Power Systems Phil., Inc. (UPSPI), a Manila-based firm, visited the governor to offer the installation of state-of-the-art electrical gadgets such as road lights, flood and air monitoring devices, among others.
Aside from offering hi-tech road lights and electrical gadgets, Engr Alegre is also developing a 142 -hectare lot in Morong into a world-class mountain resort hotel, with condominiums, a Central Business District and golf course which is to be called Amanterra.
“A new city will rise in Morong once Amanterra is fully developed, and this will be patronized by the public due to its unique view and pollution -free condition,” Alegre told Garcia.
Morong, host to the Anvaya beach resort and hotel owned by the Ayalas and the Bataan Technology Park, Inc., is becoming economically developed.Development started during the stint of Jorge and Cynthia Estanislao, both medical doctors, who managed this town as mayors for a long period.