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Connecting road in Panay Island to be completed in 2020 — DPWH

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The 41-kilometer Panay East-West Lateral Road will connect the provinces of Antique, Central and Northern Iloilo, and Capiz in Panay Island, Western Visayas Region. www.dpwh.gov.ph

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects to finish in 2020 a 41-kilometer road that will cut the travel time between Central Iloilo and Antique by 30 minutes.

The DPWH said the P2.6-billion Panay East-West Lateral Road project covers the construction of a 41-kilometer long, 20-meter wide road, including bridges and slope protection. The road will connect the provinces of Antique, Central and Northern Iloilo, and Capiz in Panay Island.

“More than the shorter travel time, the road is seen to boost tourism and deliver positive impacts on the agricultural productivity in the highland communities in Western Visayas Region,” DPWH said in a statement. — Denise A. Valdez