BORONGAN CITY- Department of Public Works and Highways Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH ESDEO) completed 16 river landing projects in the upstream barangays in Can-avid, Dolores, Oras, Eastern Samar.
These river landing structures are convergence projects of DPWH funded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
These completed projects were constructed at the five upstream barangays in Can-avid, Eastern Samar namely Malogo, Mabuhay, Camantang, Caghalong, and Baruk; another six barangays in Dolores, Eastern Samar particularly in Sta. Cruz, San Pascual, Magsaysay, Denigpian, San Roque and Buenavista; and another five remote areas in Oras, Eastern Samar in Cagdine, Gamot, Batang, Alang-alang and Cadian.
According to District Engineers Manolo A. Rojas, river landing projects are small ports constructed along the shore of rivers at the upstream barangays.
DE Rojas also disclosed that the completion of the projects will provide convenient and safe facilities to commuting public and easy transportation of goods and services to nearby mainland.
Meanwhile, the project manager of DOTr-Maritime Sector Julius Carlos said in an interview that these projects were mentioned by President Duterte in his first state of the nation address (SONA) regarding the socio-economic development that promotes inter-island linkages.
“With the absence of a road network, the next best means of transportation especially in the island provinces is to use water transport. DOTr implements these development projects to give the people the privilege of a safe, convenient and affordable transport experience throughout the archipelago,” said Carlos.(JAYSON ESPESO,PR)