NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar – In a significant strategy to strengthen the infrastructure backbone of Northern Samar, the Department of Public Works and Highways – Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH -NSSDEO) headed by District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos and Assistant District Engineer Atty. Arthur Eric L. Sabong has successfully completed a comprehensive Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of National Roads with Slips, Slope Collapse, and Landslide, Secondary Roads, Pangpang Palapag-Mapanas-Gamay-Lapinig Road, K0809+415 – K0809+655, K0810+500 – K0810+750, K0812+150 – K0812+500, Northern Samar.

With slips, slope collapse, and landslides posing persistent challenges, the project aims to enhance the resilience of secondary roads in the province. Spearheaded by the joint venture of JOMARCANN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION and PJ TAN CONSTRUCTION, the endeavor received funding from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022, amounting to a substantial PHP 98,610,000.00.

Under the meticulous oversight of Project Engineer Nicanor L. Mejos, Jr., the rehabilitation project focuses on the construction of vital slope protection measures. A total of 840.00 meters of rockfall barrier was installed along specific segments of the road network: K0809+415 – K0809+655 (240.00 meters, right side); K0810+500 – K0810+750 (250.00 meters, right side); K0812+150 – K0812+500 (350.00 meters, right side.)

This strategic intervention is poised to fortify the safety and durability of the road network, ensuring smoother and safer travel for residents, motorists, and commuters traversing Northern Samar’s scenic view.

Moreover, the completion of this rehabilitation project not only reinforced the road network’s resilience against natural hazards but also opens up opportunities for tourism development in the municipality. With smoother and safer roadways, tourists and travelers can now explore or enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Northern Samar with greater ease and convenience. This infrastructure project aligns with the broader goal of promoting tourism and economic growth in the province.
(Khyzel M. Sosing/PR)