Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo together with the 1st District Representative Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo, 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo and Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo met the project engineers’ of the Panguil Bay Bridge (PBB) Project with representatives from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently held at the Governor’s Conference Hall, Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod town.
Governor Angging initiated the invitation of the DPWH engineers and Namkwang Engineering representatives, one of the three joint-venture contractors of the project, in order to raise some concerns and assess the status of the construction of Panguil Bay Bridge- a bridge that will soon connect the Provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.
Governor Angging raised her concern regarding the unauthorized delivery of aggregates or heavy boulders in the construction site at night time which creates unnecessary noise during curfew and destroyed some parts of the already concrete road going to the bridge. She ordered for them to stop the delivery of the heavy materials and requested that instead of importing materials from Korea, they should get all available materials here in Lanao del Norte to not just minimize cost and time but also to give more income to the people of Lanao del Norte, especially in the construction industry. Even though Congressman Khalid and Ms. Aminah only attended the meeting via Zoom, Cong. Khalid still raised some concern to the DPWH Project Engineer Anton V Gimpana with regards to the timeline of the project and firmly ordered the engineers and contractors that are present to do the job with truthfulness and urgency and expected to receive regular updates of the status of the PBB Project that will be built in his district before the Duterte Administration ends.
Governor Angging also offered an area of the former Agora terminal for free to the Korean engineers and contractors for them to utilize and develop as their barracks and offices. Before the meeting adjourned, Gov. Angging and Cong. Bobby took the opportunity to thank everyone who attended and pledged their undying support to the accomplishment of their Dream Project.
“We hope that we can also continue doing this (having a regular meeting) so that we can improve our system of working together… We must work together,” Congressman Abdullah Dimaporo said. PIO-LDN