NAVAL, Biliran (BDEO) – “More road projects leading to trades, industries, and economic zones in Biliran are underway”, David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer of Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) reported.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in convergence with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified and prioritized six road connectivity for industry and trade in the province.
According to Adongay, three projects under 2019 Regular Infrastructure Program are now on-going.
The head of Biliran DEO said that among the prioritized projects for road improvements are the access roads in Villa Caneja connecting to Sitio Kahukaw in support of its cassava, kamote, and ginger food and resource-based processing (P19.29M), the road from the National Road Junction (NRJ) in Villa Consuelo connecting to Libtong Road in support of its coco sugar, turmeric, banana chips, cacao, and ginger-based processing products (P17.35M) and the improvement of access road from Caray-caray – Cabungaan – Libtong Road in support of its cassava, kamote and curioso-based processing (P18.29M), all in Naval town.
“These projects will be implemented under multi-year funding from 2018-2022, except for the improvement of access road in Villa Caneja connecting to Sitio Kahukaw which will be implemented from year 2018-2019,” Adongay revealed.
Moreover, three projects in lined under 2019 Local Infrastructure Projects (LIP) are soon to be implemented. These projects are the P9.6M Road Concreting from Brgy. Masagaosao Core Road connecting to Masagaosao Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) Farmers Association in Kawayan town in support of its food and resource-based processing (coconut, cacao and coffee), the P9.6M Rehabilitation/ Improvement from Sitio Buri to Brgy. Ungali Core in Kawayan town in support to its banana and coconut food and resource-based and the P30M Road Concreting of P.S. Eamiguel to Brgy. Imelda Road in Naval town in support of their native delicacies such as puto cheese, sampilo, moron, and empanada.
Adongay said that these projects will be monitored for fast completion in accordance with DPWH quality and standards.
“With better roads leading to trades and industries, more locals will be encouraged to do business that in return will create an additional livelihood and income,” said Adongay.