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DPWH chief inspects Capas-Botolan Road project

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspected on Thursday the Capas-Botolan Road Project which he said is one of the Duterte administration’s priorities for the benefit of motorists and local economies.

The P5.91 billion project covers a stretch of more than 81 kilometers connecting Capas, Tarlac and Botolan, Zambales.

“This road project is one of our priorities. That’s why, we are relentless in our construction activities despite the several setbacks, like accessibility, the recent torching of a construction equipment owned by the contractor by armed men on June 23, and of course, the recent monthlong inclement weather that centered in Central Luzon,” Villar said.

DPWH Region III Director Roseller Tolentino expressed confidence that the deadline to finish the project before 2022 will be met.

Tolentino said that once completed, travel time between Zambales and Tarlac will be reduced to just a little over an hour, from three hours.

It will also connect Zambales to the economic hubs in Tarlac and Pampanga.

“We, in the agency, (are) bent on completing this road that will benefit not only the motorists but is foreseen to create a positive impact in the local economies of the two provinces,” Villar said.

In a presentation last April, Villar said the project was nearly 60 percent complete.