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Leyte solon bares infra projects

By Bong Pedalino

Maasin City (August 6) -- A number of infrastructure projects in this city and other parts of the province are now being constructed, the funding of which comes from the lawmaker's congressional allocation.

This was learned from the solon himself during an informal interaction with him at his residence last week.

Among these projects were the P 1 million for the Gawad Kalinga (GK) village at barangay Combado, this city, named Josefina II GK village in honor of the lot's donor, the P 3 million road concreting from barangay Tagnipa "capitol putol" road section up to the Cacao Mountain resort, and the P 1million for the barangay Tagnipa Multi-purpose hall which was already finished.

Another was the P 10 million allocated for the construction of a seawall in barangay Mantahan which, ultimately, will be developed into a boulevard.

Cong. Mercado mentioned the cementing of the Limasawa circumferential road, where all access and passage encircling the historic island-town would be concreted from end to end.

He also disclosed that the Agas-Agas viaduct in Sogod, now under construction by a Japanese company, will be finished by January, 2009, describing the structure as equivalent to a 30-storey high building.

When finished, the imposing Agas-Agas bridge will finally solve the problem of landslides that threaten unsuspecting motorists passing the area especially during rainy days, and it will certainly be a landmark spot in the province.

Meanwhile, Cong. Mercado also said that his coffee seedlings are now available for distribution, for free, to anyone willing to plant, especially owners of abaca plantation who are suffering with low produce because of the presence of abaca disease.

He estimated about 300,000 plantable robusta variety coffee seedlings are now available at the nursery in barangay Bogo.

His only request, though, is for the recipients to take care of the plants until these can be harvested in about two to three year's time since planting. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]

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