NorMin continues to monitor priority road projects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct 7 – The Regional Project Monitoring Committee of Northern Mindanao (RPMC-X) continues to shepherd the implementation of the region’s priority infrastructure projects through the conduct of monitoring activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 29 to 30 September 2020, the RPMC-X conducted field visits in the Provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. Eight priority bypass and diversion roads were visited, namely, the Malaybalay-Gingoog Road, Balingoan-Claveria Bypass Road, Sayre Highway Bypass Road, Dalirig-Kisolon Bypass Road, Mangima-Agusan Canyon Bypass Road, Sayre Highway Parallel Roads I and II, and the PHIVIDEC-Alae Road. Clad in required protective gear, the monitoring team was composed of the NEDA-Regional Office X, DPWH-Regional Office X and its concerned District Offices, concerned local government units, and the RPMC-X private sector representative.

As of 15 October 2019, while the region has the longest length at 1,971.01 kilometers of national roads in Mindanao (73 percent of which are in good or fair condition), there is still a need to bolster connectivity through the construction of farm-to-market roads to ensure access and facilitate the delivery of goods and services.

These road projects are geared towards providing a seamless transport infrastructure network that would enable cost-efficient movement of goods, reduce travel time, provide access to geographically isolated areas, conflict-affected and vulnerable areas, and improve the overall connectivity of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental provinces to and from the rest of the region.

The Northern Mindanao Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 Midterm Update and Regional Recovery Program for COVID-19 recognize that sustained investment in infrastructure projects will help keep the regional economy afloat through the creation of employment opportunities especially during the pandemic. (NEDA10)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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