BOBON, Northern Samar- The construction of concrete roads in four remote villages going to the town center, this municipality, is expected to create economic activities in these areas.
Road constructions are ongoing in Barangays Santander and E. Duran worth P180 million while another road project covering the villages of Jose Abad Santos and J.P. Laurel worth P20 million is also underway.
Mayor Reny Celespara said that once these road projects are completed not only travel would become easy and faster but the transfer of goods from these villages to the town center would be hasten.
The municipal government, Celespara said, got a financial assistance from Governor Jose ‘Jun’ Ong who also provided a P6 million assistance intended to procure a one hectare lot for a food and transport terminal.
The construction of said facility located in Barangay Salvacion is to be completed by December this year.
The bulk of the cost in the construction of the two-storey facility is sourced from a loan secured by the municipal government from the Department of Finance.
Mayor Celespara said that the town’s internal revenue allotment would not be used in paying the loan which is payable in 10 years and with a grace period of three years as payments on rentals on the stalls of the said food terminal would be used in paying the loan.(PETER PAREDES)