NAVAL, Biliran, (DPWH-BILIRAN) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office posts 88.33% accomplishment of its 2018 infrastructure projects as of February 28, 2019.
Out of the district’s 60 projects, 46 were already completed while 14 are on-going.
The district office is presently implementing 12 projects under the regular infrastructure program including four projects under the convergence program of the Department of Tourism (DOT).
David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer said that Biliran DEO is fast-tracking the completion of the on-going projects until June, 2019.
Projects to be completed are the P139.566M road widening at Biliran – Naval road section along Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR), P83.142M construction of bypass road at Poblacion Almeria, Biliran and P74.581M construction of drainage canal at Brgy. Talahid to Brgy. Matanggo section in Almeria, Biliran and at Brgy. Atipolo section in Naval, Bilran.
One reconstruction of damaged paved national road at Maripipi, Biliran along Maripipi Circumferential Road is also up for completion amounting to P13M.
The construction of slope protection structures along BCR are also being rushed for completion. These are located at Brgy. Bulalacao section, Kawayan, Biliran worth P45.845M, Brgy. Bato section, Biliran, Biliran worth P45.595 and at Brgy. Pinamihagan and Brgy. Looc section at Culaba, Bilran worth P46.264M.
Moreover, the only one bridge widening project implemented by the district office at Looc Bridge amounting to P21, 898M is also being fast-tracked for completion to serve the increasing vehicular users along BCR.
Under the DOT convergence program, the on-going projects are the construction of P44M access road leading to Bagongbong falls at Brgy Caucab and P43M access road leading to Ulan-ulan falls in Brgy. Sampao both in Almeria town and P13M access road leading to Mainit Hot Spring at Brgy. Villa Vicenta in Caibiran town and P92.9M road opening and concreting of access road leading to Germohenes waterfalls in Biliran town.
Meanwhile, two projects under the local infrastructure program are also on-going. These are the P24M construction of multi-purpose building (2-storey, Wet and Dry Market Building) at Smo. Rosario, Naval, Biliran and P19M renovation of the Municipal Building at P.I. Garcia, Naval, Biliran.