Connecting Ormoc to Matag-ob

ORMOC CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) is currently undertaking the construction of Manlilinao-San Sebastian Road, this city, and Matag-ob, Leyte.

With a contract cost of P96.35 million funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2023, the project encompasses a length of 3.2 lane kilometers and a total width of 6.10 meters.

The scope of works, which is currently at a 53.59% completion rate, includes earthworks such as excavation and embankment, construction of portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP), and installation of reinforcing steel and structural concrete.

Upon completion, the Manlilinao-San Sebastian Road will not only improve the connectivity between Ormoc City and the town of Matag-ob but it will also greatly contribute to their socio-economic growth.

The enhanced road will stimulate trade and commerce, opening up new opportunities for business and boosting the overall prosperity of the area, the DPWH said.

While this project is progressing, the DEO is also actively engaged in similar road construction projects in other areas within its jurisdiction such as the construction of concrete road in Portobello-Puting Bato Road leading to Mt. Magsanga, Merida as well as the construction of Liberty-Burauen Brgy. Road, Ormoc City to name a few.