Pulong to lead appropriation in Congress for Ma-a flyover

Davao City 1st District Representative and Deputy Speaker Paolo “Pulong” Duterte says he will secure funds from Congress for the construction of flyover in Ma-a Diversion Road after the city government of Davao disclosed such project is not yet a priority of the city. Edge Davao

Deputy Speaker Congressman Paolo “Pulong” Duterte will initiate in Congress the appropriation of funds for the construction of flyover in Ma-a Diversion Road.

This development came after the city government of Davao disclosed that such project is not a priority.

“Na build na nato pero giundang sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) kay nagsulat sa amoa ang city administrator nga dili daw priority sa city ang flyover. Naningkamot mi sa Congress kami ni Cong. Eric Yap sa appropriation nga among ibalhin sa diversion road,” Duterte said in a virtual presser through Zoom on Monday.

The original plan is to build the said flyover in front of SnR along MacArthur Highway aiming to decongest traffic in the area.

“Among gi-realign karon ug ibalhin namo sa Ma-a Diversion Road in Magtuod. Didto man unta to ibutang sa atubangan sa SnR para iwas traffic puhon. Nagsulti man ang city hall nga musamot daw ang traffic. Daghan maapektuhan sama sa pagbalhin sa kuryente, tanan daghan maapektuhan. Dili pa daw priority sa syudad ang flyover atubangan sa SnR so atong gibutang didto sa Diversion Road,” he said.

Constructions of flyovers in congested areas, completion of coastal roads and connecting them to major highways to ease traffic are among identified key areas Duterte wants to focus in terms of public service. Maya Padillo