NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, Northern Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO) has implemented project that will provide a comfortable and stress-free travel experience of motorists and commuters traversing from Brgy. Catigbian to Brgy. Palmera Road in the municipality of Laoang.

This road project with contract ID 23II023 which started last February 7, 2023 has a total allocation of P59.5 million funded thru the DPWH Regular Infrastructures under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of CY 2023. It is directly supervised by Project Engineer Miriam Engo.

As of April 30,2023, the said project has an actual accomplishment of 38.9% under JBM Construction & Supply. Its scope of work is concreting of 2,600.00 meters roadway with a thickness of 0.23 meters and width of 5.00 meters and 1.50 meters shoulder both sides.
Road concreting projects in rural areas bring the most benefit to small-scale farmers as these directly link agricultural lands to market centers. An improved road also allows safer and faster access of rural communities to schools, hospitals, and industries for employment.

Completion of the Catigbian-Palmera Road project will not just improve the transport of farm products to market centers but also further stimulate other economic activities and improve access to social services of the people in the municipality of Laoang, Northern Samar.