According to Malay Municipal Engineer, Elezer Casidisid the ongoing road widening from the national highway going to Tabon Port is indeed being rushed.
In fact he said it is expected to be fnished next week.
If there had been any delays in the construction this is because of the difficult negotiations with owners of the lands affected by the said widening.
In line with this, it is anticipated that only a side of the road can be extended as some private land owners refused for their area to be covered.
Nonetheless in order to resolve this narrow roadway, they will have the street gutter fixed so that it would not be so difficult for the motorists.
Casidisid however said that what they are doing is not really a widening but a construction only and does not include the road protection, despite having admitted that in some instances, parts of the road are affected by landslides.
Conversely this explanation is opposite to what SB Member Rowen Aguirre's anticipation and observation that has been voiced out to the council. It seems to him that there is no urgency from the department which is supposed to be implementing the project.
For the reason, he said, that the project has not been completed despite knowing the fact that the Tabon Port would be busy during the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat season.