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LINGAYEN— No less than the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Arthur Tugade, inspected the Pangasinan Port Cluster Development Project today (June 10, 2021) in the capital town.

The project includes the construction of a rock causeway, including a stairlanding in Brgy. Capandanan and riverlanding in Pangapisan North; and a more functional docking area.

From a 30-minute ride, the travel time through the maritime transport is now down to three to five minutes, with the ride now more comfortable and convenient.

“Ngayong tapos na ang port projects dito, hindi na rin mahihirapan ang ating mga mangingisda na noon ay problemado sa kawalan ng maayos na docking area, dahil ngayon, mayroon nang bago at maayos na stairlanding sa Brgy. Capandanan, at riverlanding naman sa Pangapisan North.

Ito ay ilan lamang hatid na tulong ng DOTr sa Pangasinan, upang mapaunlad ang ekonomiya, turismo at kalakalan sa lugar,” Tugade said.

Sec. Tugade, in his inspection and visit in the province, was accompanied capital town Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil.

Bataoil likewise proposed for the construction of Limahong Bridge, links Barangay Capandanan and Barangay Pangapisan North of Lingayen.

The bridge will primarily benefits the Western District constituents of the municipality, especially those of Barangays Balangobong, Capandanan, Estanza, Malimpuec and Sabangan by providing easy access to the Central Business, Secondary and Tertiary Schools, and Institutional/ Government Services.

Likewise, the infra-project is seen as a remedy to decongest traffic situation along the national road, while complying with DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020 which prescribes that tricycles are banned from traveling on national highways.

The underpass in Barangay Pangapisan will serve as an extension of the Lingayen Baywalk and a pathway towards the Limahong Tourism Center, Bataoil added.
Meanwhile, these are the following commitments of Sec. Tugade to Mayor Bataoil and the people of Pangasinan:

-Fast Craft Ferry Terminal in Binmaley (proposed project during the term of MLNB as congressman)
-Lingayen Airport Extension and Upgrading in Libsong East, Lingayen
-Upgrading of Fishport and Passenger Wharf at Brgy. Pangapisan North and Capandanan
-Additional 150-200 meters extension of the existing riverlanding (MIO)

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