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P1.134-B infra project to stir development in Samar's first district

by Ninfa B Quirante

Calbayog City (February 20) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Samar First Engineering District Office, Calbayog City is all set to implement various infrastructure projects pegged at P 1.134 billion consisting of roads and bridges construction and rehabilitation.

This was bared by District engineer Virgilio Eduarte in an interview by the Catbalogan media yesterday.

Eduarte added that the district has advertised five projects totaling to P178 M for public bidding this February which are considered as pump priming projects.

An allocation of P20M is intended for Carayman-Naga section with one kilometer-length.

Another project the Naga-Burabud section with also one kilometer stretch also costs P20M.

Still another P20M is intended for the Cagsalaosao-Gadgaran section.

The diversion road is said to ease the worsening traffic condition along the National Highway within the city proper and is also expected to promote the speedy development of trade in the province.

Rehabilitation of the damaged national road along Calbayog Catarman runs 5. 44 kilometers that amounted to P98M.

Said project will help the residents and motorists speed up their mobility.

Another project, the construction of Baruz Bridge worth P20M will link Matuginao to Gandara, a fulfillment of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's promise of connecting Matuginao to the growth center and at the same time ensurethe immediate delivery of farm produce to the market.

DPWH aims for the total development of the First District of Samar. (PIA-Samar/with M Gomez) [top]

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