ROAD PROJECT. The Department of Public and Highways (DPWH) in Leyte’s second congressional district reported completion of the P9.8 million road project connecting the villages of Banawang to Astorga in Tunga town.(L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY – Aiming to have a better access road to interconnect with the adjacent community, the Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now in its first phase of constructing a road to connect the villages of Banawang to Astorga road, both in Tunga town.

According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, the road opening project endeavors to achieve a service road that would connect the two barangays and once completed, 627 linear meters of 5-meter width will be concreted on the Banawangside.

“The total road length from Banawang to Astorga measures around two kilometers. We are aiming to continue this project in the coming years so that this road network will be useful to the local community. This will serve as a short route to the town proper and educational facilities,” he said.

“Thus, travel time and transportation costs will be lessened not only for motorists and the traveling public but also for the local traders,” Oppura added.

With a total project cost of P9.88 million, construction started on February 26, 2024, the road project is to be completed on June 13, 2024.

The project is funded under the DPWH General Appropriations Act of CY-2024 under BIP-access roads and/or bridges from the national road leading to major/strategic public buildings and facilities.

The municipality of Tunga is a 6th-class town in the province of Leyte with a population of 7,656 people spread on its eight barangays.