Advancing Connectivity and Economic Growth
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. reaffirmed his commitment to enhancing the country’s major infrastructure as he led the inauguration of the Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP) in Zamboanga Peninsula.
During the event in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, he emphasized the government’s dedication to constructing roads, bridges, ports, and airports nationwide to foster unity among Filipinos.
The IGCMRSP, a vital part of the administration’s Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 and the 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda aims to strengthen physical connectivity, boost economic growth, and foster peace and order initiatives in Mindanao.
Expanding the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Network
The ASEAN Growth Area Network initially focused on enhancing road connections in Zamboanga Peninsula and Tawi-Tawi, has now expanded to include additional road and bridge developments.
President Marcos highlighted its significant benefits, which go beyond improving the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) road network.
The project is expected to catalyze economic development in the region and amplify the effects of peace and order initiatives in Mindanao.
President Marcos expressed gratitude to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its support, fostering hopes for continued collaboration in future projects to drive the nation’s progress.
IGCMRSP: Transforming Connectivity in Mindanao
|Project||Distance (km)||Number of Bridges|
|R.T. Lim-Siocon Road||24.5||8|
|Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridge||0.68||0|
Note: The data includes the distance in kilometers (km) for each road project and the number of bridges associated with each project.
The “Core Projects” refer to the primary projects within the IGCMRSP, while the “Non-Core Projects” and “Tawi-Tawi Bridges” are additional developments under the same initiative.
Fostering Economic Growth and Peace in Mindanao
Once completed, the IGCMRSP will significantly enhance the capacity of the BIMP-EAGA road network, playing a crucial role in supporting economic growth in the region.
By improving road connectivity, the project is also expected to have a positive impact on the peace and order situation in Mindanao.
With a focus on creating stronger connections and fostering progress, the IGCMRSP reflects President Marcos Jr.’s vision of a more interconnected and prosperous Philippines.