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Cagayan de Oro top priority in Northern Mindanao for infra projects – Pres Marcos


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. announced on Thursday that Northern Mindanao, particularly Cagayan de Oro City (CDO), remains the government’s top priority for infrastructure development.

He highlighted several transport projects, including the P13 billion expansion of Laguindingan Airport and the rehabilitation of both the CDO Coastal Road and the CDO Diversion Road.

Marcos also noted the accelerated completion of the P700 million Cagayan de Oro Port Expansion Project, which aims to reduce port traffic congestion, speed up goods transport, and boost regional economic activity.

“Ongoing infrastructure programs in your city and region include the construction of airports, roads, and other projects,” he stated.

In addition to airports, ports, and roads, the government plans to build Trauma and Multi-Specialty Centers at Northern Mindanao Medical Center.

“These projects demonstrate our concrete steps to improve transportation, healthcare, and infrastructure in the region,” he added.

The government is also backing irrigation and flood control projects to address water shortages and flooding in CDO. Marcos mentioned the upcoming launch of the Flood Risk Improvement and Management Project for the Cagayan de Oro River, which aims to significantly reduce flooding in the city, especially when supported by other irrigation and water projects.

To address the city’s water supply issues, Marcos shared that his administration negotiated with Manuel Pangilinan’s CDO Bulk Water. Pangilinan agreed to collaborate with the city’s mayor to resolve the water supply problems affecting over 60,000 residents.

Additionally, Marcos instructed the Local Water Utilities Administration to explore potential management solutions for the Cagayan de Oro Water District to address the water supply situation promptly. (PND)

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