If President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing for his ambitious build, build, build battle cry, Candon city is also towing the line with its own major infrastructure projects all geared towards progress and development.

City Mayor Ericson Singson pointed out the major infrastructure projects during his recent talk to Punong Barangays in their regular monthly meeting.

The said big projects are all in partnership with deputy speaker Eric Singson who is the main initiator.

He said that the phase II of the Heroes’ By-pass road is expected to be completed this year.

The more than seven-kilometer by-pass road will cut at least 20 minutes travel time.

Currently the rotunda at the intersection at Salcedo road in Bagani Gabor, the waiting sheds and the 25.90-meter bridge in Oaig Daya are the main foci as the concreting of the main road is almost done.

City Mayor Singson also said that the construction of sports coliseum in Bagani Campo is on high gear. The foundation is being laid down for the 5,000 capacity seat coliseum which is expected to host major sports events like out of town Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) games, professional and amateur volleyball games.

Also concerts, government and private companies events are also expected to be hosted by the Candon coliseum.

The city mayor also said that there are three major infrastructures on the works namely the extension of Ilocos Regional Training and Medical Center, new building of Land Transportation Office and community airport.

The construction of the proposed 100 bed capacity extension hospital is expected to start this year.

The proposed site of the new LTO building is also in Bagani Campo with much wider area.

The community airport project which will be constructed in Barangay Parioc this city is currently being workout.

City Mayor Singson said that these infrastructure projects will result to many benefits to Candonians particularly its economy and development.

It will help strengthen the city’s status as center of commerce, education and trade in southern Ilocos Sur and make head ways in its aim to a leading economic growth area in the region.