TACLOBAN CITY-Transportation and commerce are expected to improve for the residents and farmers in Barangay Imelda, Naval, Biliran following the completion of its P24-million farm-market road project.
“The completion of this new road means a cheaper fare and a safer and faster transport of farm-produced products to the market center,” said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office chief Ferdinand Briones.
The road opening and concreting of a 1.2-kilometer two-lane road with the construction of drainage will also give “faster access for tourists to visit Imelda Falls and residents will also enjoy a convenient travel,” he added.
The project was implemented under its 2021 Department of Agriculture funding which started on June 27, 2021 and was completed on November 08, 2022.
Meanwhile, another road concreting project was also implemented by DPWH-Biliran at Barangay Imelda.
The P23-million construction of the access road leading to Imelda Falls involves the road concreting of a 0.97-kilometer road, including drainage and slope protection.
According to Briones, the project is now ongoing with 72% accomplishment as of November 30, 2022.
From its start date on February 21, 2022, the P23 million project has a target completion date on January 27 of this year.
(RONALD O. REYES)