Buhi-Malinao road completed
by LV Castaņeda
Camarines Sur (28 February) -- Consistent with the SONA commitment of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on infrastructure programs and development, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Camarines Sur 4th Engineering District has intensified efforts on opening new roads that would spur progress in the locality.
"Just recently, we have completed the road opening of Camarines Sur-Albay Diversion Road," said Eng'r. Nestor Gomabao, OIC-Assistant District Engineer of the said district during a broadcast interview.
"Last year, we have also finished the opening of Buhi-Malinao Road or the proposed Gov. Felix O. Alfelor, Sr. Highway," he added.
This 34.76-kms. road forms part of the 66 kms road network that cuts across three congressional districts and connects the provinces of Camarines Sur (2nd and 4th districts) and Albay (1st district).
The entire road network starts at Hanawan, Ocampo, Camarines Sur passing through barangays Burokbusoc and Sagrada, all of Buhi, Camarines Sur up to the municipality of Malinao in Albay.
The new road will provide an alternate route of Maharlika Highway going to the port City of Tabaco, Albay and will open a new gateway to the island province of Catanduanes further integrating it into the mainstream of development.
"This road will definitely help prolong the preservation of the existing main thoroughfares and will also shorten travel time to and from Manila by more than 30 minutes," said DPWH Bicol regional director Orlando Roces during one of his random visits in DPWH project sites. (DPWH/PIA) [top]