NAVAL, Biliran – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) nearly completes the construction of P32.2M access road leading to trades and industries in support of the food and resource-based processing in Sitio Kahukaw.
In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Biliran DEO is currently implementing the concreting of 3.6-kilometer existing earth road with slope protection structure that will connect Barangay Villa Caneja to Sitio Kahukaw in the same barangay in the town of Naval.
David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer said that the project was prioritized in order to bring their processed ginger powder, abaca helm, coconut-based products, and atchara to the market center in the progressive town of Naval and to the nearby urban areas.
From a hilly and bumpy road, residents in Sitio Kahukaw will directly benefit the project giving them a safe travel and fast transport of their local products.
Adongay said that thru better roads leading to trades and industries, more locals will be encouraged to do business that will create an additional livelihood and an additional income.
Under the Special Convergence Program of the DPWH and DTI, five project are implemented for the construction/ improvement of access roads leading to trades, industries and economic zones with a total cost of P133.972M. Out of the five projects, two are already completed, while 3 are on-going.
As of November 30, 2018, the construction of access road connecting Villa Caneja to Sitio Kahukaw has an accomplishment of 95%. This project is eyed for completion on December, 2018.
Also up for completion are the construction of P25M access road, Villa Caneja- Anislagan Road connecting to Anislagan Ceramics Producers Association (ACPA) and the P25M National Road Junction (NRJ) Agpangi connecting to Sitio Pongon all in Naval.
Meanwhile, the P30M construction of access road, (NRJ)Villa Consuelo connecting to Libtong Road and P18.9M access road,Caraycaray -Cabungaan-Libtong Road are already completed.