By Liezle Basa Iñigo
Lingayen, Pangasinan — Governor Amado I. Espino III said the provincial government is set to enter into an agreement with the DPWH and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the implementation of the Special Local Road Fund (SLRF) under RA 8794, the Motor Vehicle Users Charge (MVUC) Law.
Espino said signing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is necessary to cause the implementation of two provincial road projects — the rehabilitation/upgrading of the Asingan-San Manuel-Agno Gorge in the towns of Asingan and San Manuel; and the rehabilitation/improvement of the Urbiztondo-Basista Road in Urbiztondo.
The said projects need road maintenance and improvement of road drainage, for the installation of adequate and efficient traffic lights and road drainage, for the installation of adequate traffic lights and road safety devices and for air pollution control.
The Provincial Engineering Office has pegged the amount of the Asingan-San Manuel project at P9.9 million and the Urbiztondo project at P8.7 million.