DPWH Biliran

NAVAL, Biliran (BDEO) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) commences the construction of a tourism road project leading to Pondol Falls in Brgy. Iyosan, Almeria, Biliran.

The said project, in convergence with the DPWH and the Department of Tourism (DOT) has a total allocation of P5-Million under its Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) which was facilitated for release through the initiative of Hon. Gerardo J. Espina Jr., Biliran Lone District Representative. This project is implemented under the district’s FY 2024 funding year.

Iyusan, Almeria
Iyusan, Almeria

The construction of access road project leading to the said tourist destination involves the rehabilitation of existing concrete pavement with a length of 150-meter two-lane road, a width of 6.10 meters and thickness of 0.23 meters. Also included in the scope of work is the construction of drainage and slope protection structure.This project is implemented at Brgy. Tamarindo, Almeria, Biliran.

OIC-District Engineer (DE) Irwin L. Antonio disclosed that the construction of the access road project leading to Pondol Falls is proposed to be completed under the district’s multi-year funding from FY 2024- FY 2026 with a total proposed allocation of P125-Million. The entire project starts at Brgy. Tamarindo and ends at Brgy. Iyosan, both in the town of Almeria with a total length of 2.20 km.

“The completion of this project will not just provide a better travel experience for the visiting tourists but will also improve the mobility of about 1500 residents in Brgy. Iyosan,” said OIC-DE Antonio.

When completed, this project will also provide a safer and faster transport of Iyosan’s farm-produced products such as palay, copra and other farm products. Aside from Pondol Falls, this road project will also lead to Hagdan Falls and Iyosan’s Rice Terraces, other tourist attractions found in Brgy. Iyosan.

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