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GMA to Inaugurate Infra Projects in Surigao City

Department of Transportation and Communication Undersecretary Thompson Lantion accompanied by high ranking government officials was in Surigao City over the weekend to make an assessment of the completion of some infrastructure projects tentatively scheduled for inauguration on April 16 by no less than President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The Verano Port extension project located at the left wing of the main pier area, with 120 meters long by 24 meters wide, will be the first on the list to be inaugurated by the President. The completion of the extension project provides facilities to accommodate bigger passenger and cargo vessels plying the Manila-Surigao route. Including foreign and inter-island boats scheduled to shipside in Surigao City.

The Philippine Ports Authority implemented the expansion of the Verano Port in Surigao City, because of the flourishing mining industry in the province of Surigao del Norte, to facilitate the ferrying equipment vessels of different mining industry, to provide convenience for unloading operations of the National Food Authority and offer expediency of RORO (roll-on,roll-off) services within the area.

The Verano Port extension project includes the extending of existing wharf, construction of RORO ramp with an estimated cost of more or less 400 million pesos. (mindanao.com)

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