The Capitol acquired 42,250 bags of Grand Portland Cement from business companies in San Fernando town.
The cement will be used for the upgrading of the 14.3-kilometer (km) Sangi-Bugho Provincial Road. This connects San Fernando in the south and Pinamungahan town in the mid west.
Cebu Governor Hilario P. Davide III and the top executives of the companies signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the donation of the cement on May 28.
“This was pursued under the joint Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc (TCPI) – Solid Earth Development Corporation (SEDC) Social Development Management Program,” said Dennis S. Tenefrancia, SEDC president.
Tenefrancia added that this will already cover the second phase of the road upgrading project as the opening stretch of the road is already improved.
SEDC supplies raw materials to San Fernando-based TCPI. A regular user of the road, it extracts these materials from their quarry sites in Barangay Bugho and Barangay Magsico.
The Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) is authorized to withdraw the bags of cement from TCPI plant during the progress of the construction works.
Davide said he hoped the road upgrading project will be implemented within the year.
The governor already approved its project plan prepared by PEO’s Program, Planning and Design Division headed by Engr. Edgar Carredo and Engr. Richard Romero, head of the horizontal project section.
The project’s budgetary requirement is pegged at around Php 19.8 million. It covers 2.817 kms. The width of the road would be five kms wide and the road pavement would be one foot wide.
Carredo explained that the road upgrading means the road pavement is strengthened to withstand heavy truckloads.