CAPOOCAN, Leyte – As part of the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government, the Department of Public Works and Highways is set to convert primary highway into a four-lane road, this town.
With a total budget of P90.6 million, the road widening and off-carriageway improvement will involve asphalt overlay on the 1,583.55 km length road link.
“To avoid complaints while undertaking the project, our office met the officials and affected residents in a pre-construction meeting to explain the program and scope of work of this project,” clarified District Engineer Gerald Pacanan.
The district engineering office will also install 537.77-meter canal lining for an improved drainage and sewerage system to minimize flooding in the area.
“We commend the DPWH for holding a pre-construction meeting before starting the project. This gave us a clear understanding on the road-right-of-way law and their project plans and implementation,” said Florence Misagal, chairwoman of Barangay Poblacion Zone 1.
This infrastructure program of the administration seeks to reduce poverty by generating jobs and attracting foreign investments through a more efficient transport of people and goods. (PR)