TACLOBAN CITY- Leyte Rep. Henry Ong (2nd district) has expressed his optimism that the construction of a concrete bridge that will connect three villages in Barugo town will bring in development and faster delivery of goods and services.
The reelectionist solon was referring to the ongoing construction of a concrete bridge connecting the interior villages of Minuhang, Balud and Duka, all in Barugo town.
The bridge is constructed in the amount of P190 million and is expected to be completed within this year.
“Currently, transporting agricultural and marine products to the public market is very costly and inconvenient since the existing footbridge is only passable to single motorcycles. Students also skipped classes during high tide, when the bridge is submerged,” Ong said, citing the burdens being experienced by the residents of these villages.
Aside from providing convenience to the villagers, the bridge can also be used as an alternate route in the event the Tacloban-Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road will be rendered impassable.
“I am particularly proud of this project. The foot bridge has been there long before I became a congressman and its only now during my term that this was given attention for the bridge construction and concreting,” Ong said.
The completion of Minuhang Bridge this year will allow the passage of all types of vehicles on an alternative road that connects the towns of Barugo and Babatngon.
Ong said that economic growth is expected in the area, since transportation of commodities will be easier and cheaper.