To avoid delays in the realization of the Panguil Bay Bridge Project, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, through Governor Imelda’ Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo, recently conducted a coordination meeting on September 20, 2021, with the PBB Korean contractors at the Governor’s Conference Room, Gov. Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod.
The PGLDN Provincial Administrator Ms. Sittie Aminah Q. Dimaporo, attended the meeting with Mr. Youn Tae Sik, the Korean PBB Project Manager, and Mr. Hwang Hyuck.
According to Mr. Youn, the availability of the additional equipment will dramatically help speed up the project’s ongoing development.
“As of now, we need sets of equipment to use temporarily to continue our ongoing construction with the bridge on the side of Tubod,” Mr. Youn said during the meeting.
Through a virtual platform, Governor Angging extends her support to the Korean constructors. She assures the all-out provision of the Provincial Government to accomplish and fulfill the longtime dreams of the majority for an accessible bridge that will connect the province of Lanao del Norte with Misamis Occidental.
“We will never refuse to help you in this venture. We have wanted this project for a very long time, and so we will do everything we can to secure its development and to carry out its construction phase at the planned timeline”. Governor Angging said.
In response to the invitation of Governor Angging, Engr Mark U. Gesalem, the President of Vertex Business Applications, Inc, also attended the said meeting and shared his willingness to help seek necessary tools and supplies for the project.
Governor Angging expressed her genuine appreciation to the Korean contractors for the constant coordination and to Engr. Gesalem for the support extended to the Provincial Government despite the difficulties brought by the COVID 19 pandemic.
As one of the significant infrastructure developments in Northern Mindanao under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, everyone hopes this project will soon to rise by the end of next year, 2023. PIO-LDN