BORONGAN CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways – Eastern Samar District Engineering Office paved the road leading to Brgy. Baruk, an interior barangay that is more or less 14 kilometers away from the downtown area in the municipality of Can-avid.
Efren Alfon, a resident of Brgy. Baruk said that before the construction of this local road, residents of Brgy. Baruk used kangga, a cart pulled by a carabao, in travelling to the downtown area. He added that some even walk on foot just to get there.
“Ha pagkayana po nga mayda na namon kalsada, an amon pagde-deliver ngadto ha bungto han amon mga produkto. masayon na ngan kumbaga nakakapagbalikan na kami han sakob han usa ka adlaw di suga ba han una nga kon madulhog ka, ayaw paghuna-huna nga diretso ka makakabalik [But now that we already have this road, we can easily deliver our farm products to downtown. It is easier and we can now go back to our home on the same day, unlike before if you go downtown, expect that you can go back home the next day],” Alfon stressed.
Alfon also said that the new concrete road is a big help for them in accomplishing their daily work, such as farming and tending to their animals.
“Han una han wara pa kalsada, naabot po ngane an mauuran nga panahon, gikukurii an amon pag mala kadto panhalin han amon kakarabwan, ngadto panlukad han amon mga kalubian dara kay gilalagayi an amon kalsada [Before the concreting of this road, during rainy season, it is so hard for us to take care to our carabao and to go to our farm to get coconut copra because the road is very muddy],” said Alfon.
Efren Alfon then expressed his gratitude to DPWH and to the local government in working together to implement and accomplish this very important project.
The completion of the road project in Brgy. Baruk is one of the many infrastructure projects that DPWH Eastern Samar implements in the province which helps the locals improve their way of life.
The latest completed road in Brgy. Baruk, Can-avid, Eastern Samar has a total length of 1.35 kilometer with project cost amounting to P19,799,863.59 funded under General Appropriations Act of 2020.
(IRMA A. BALLETE, PIO Staff/PR)