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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


DPWH constructs farm-to-market roads in three barangays

by Marivic Alcober

ORMOC CITY, Leyte, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works & Highways, Fourth Leyte Engineering District, headed by Engineer Lino Francisco C. Gonzalez, recently completed the construction and rehabilitation of the farm-to-market roads (FMRs) of Barangays Macabug, Mabini, and Mahayahay which cost P4,819,381.27.

In the opening of the three FMRs, according to Gonzalez, Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez was present. The roads will be a great advantage in the eradication of lawless elements and help in the economic development of the interconnected barangays and of the whole province.

The rehabilitated and improved Ormoc-Albuera-Diversion Road (km. 1012-714 km. 1012+187) with an appropriation of P10,000,000 was turned over on the same day. While it was the groundbreaking for another roadwork, that of the damaged national road along Ormoc-Albuera Diversion Road km. 1012-93 km. 1012-524 which has an appropriation of P5,837,000.

It was learned that Rep.Gomez wants the diversion road to be finished before the year ends.

It was also learned that other on-going projects that are currently being conducted by the 4th Engineering District is the declogging of drainage, patching of potholes, and installation of warning signs for the benefit of the travelling public.

Along the Kananga-Tungonan Hot Springs road, landslide debris is currently being cleared to make it passable for the motoring public. (PIA-8)

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