GROUNDBREAKING. Rep. Marcelino ‘Nonoy’ Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group lead in the groundbreaking of a road project that will link the town of Maslog, in Eastern Samar to the rest of the province. The ceremony held on Sunday(June 23) took place in Barangay Hinolaso, Dolores town with a project cost of P300 million.(NONOY LIBANAN FACEBOOK)

DOLORES, Eastern Samar-Rep. Marcelino Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group led on Sunday (June 23) the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a road connecting the barangays of Maslog to the rest of the province via Can-avid.

According to Libanan, the project is a 2-lane roadway starting at the municipality of Can-Avid, intersecting at Junction Taft – Oras – San Policarpo – Arteche Road and ending at Arteche-Jipapad-Las Navas-Rawis in the town of Jipapad.

Libanan emphasized that the goal of the project is to provide convenient, safe, and reliable access for all road users traveling to remote barangays in the municipalities of Can-avid, Dolores, Maslog, and Jipapad.

The project aims to promote and improve economic activities within these areas and neighboring communities, Libanan, who is also the minority floor leader at the House of Representatives, said.

The project involves road concreting, slope protection, drainage works, and bridge construction. The total project length is 57.62 kilometers, with an estimated cost of P2.74 billion.

“This day we break ground and commence the construction of a road that will connect the three municipalities of Can-avid, Dolores, and Maslog. This ceremony signifies our collective commitment to progress, connectivity, and community development,” Libanan said.

“Roads are more than just pavements of concrete and asphalt. They connect people, stimulate economic growth, and open up opportunities for students and job-seekers. In this way, roads strengthen the social fabric of our community,” the lawmaker added.

He also thanked the national government for making this project a reality.

“The unwavering support of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., and (House) Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez means that our humble province of Eastern Samar will no longer be left behind. Let us celebrate this day as we lay the foundation for progress and prosperity,” he added.

As of May 31, 2024, the overall status of the project is 26.61% complete based on the total project cost. The project is expected to be completed next year.