Bataan gov proposes 68-kilometer streetlights project
Bataan Govenor Albert Raymond Garcia is planning to install smart streetlights in the provincial hall compound and along the 68-kilometer Roman Expressway.
This is one of the governor’s priority projects, who also envisions Bataan as a progressive business and eco-industrial center.
The installation of the streetlights is included in the provincial master list of public-private partnerships. The local government is also providing more incentives for investors who want to build their manufacturing plants in the seven geographically located Special Economic Zones in Bataan.
The streetlights project is a manifestation of the local government’s plan to broaden corporate opportunities which could attract investors to the province.
Garcia said installing the lights in the province’s main thoroughfare could strengthen the link among the industrial growth areas in Bataan, such as the Freeport Area of Bataan(FAB), Petron Bataan Refinery (the largest oil refinery in the country), Special Economic Defense Zone and Hermosa Special Economic Zone.
He said the streetlights are essential for the development of the capitol compound, which occupies 10 hectares of state-owned land. It will be converted into a mixed-use government hub with commercial establishments, hotels, and business processing outsourcing offices.
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