PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
DPWH assures completion of high impact tourism projects in Siargao Islandby Michael O. Conte
SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- In support of the government’s thrust in developing the tourism industry through provision of quality infrastructure facilities leading to major tourist hubs in the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured the completion of high impact tourism projects in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte which recently ranked 8th in CNN:Go’s Top 50 World’s Best Surf Spot.
Among the high impact projects are the concreting of Junction Osmeña-Pilar road (P155.3 million), Junction Del Carmen-Sta. Monica-San Isidro road (P152.4 million) Dapa-Union-General Luna road (P137.4 million), Junction Cancohoy-Pilar road (46.4 million), and Socorro-Nueva Estrella-Pamosaingan road (P23 million).
“Of the total 153.036 kilometers of National Secondary Roads in Siargao Island and Bucas Grande Island, 66.85 kilometers were concrete paved during past years (2010 and back years) or 43.68% paved,” said DPWH-Siargao District Engr. Salvador E. Montil, Jr.
“This past year 2011, an additional 3.675 kilometers were paved by end of December, thru the implementation of CY 2011 projects. Also under the 2011 DPWH Stimulus Funds/ Additional Priority Projects another 8.014 kilometers will be concrete paved however during the CY 2012,” Montil added.
For the CY 2012 Regular Infrastructure Projects, 18.66 kilometers of National Secondary road is already funded for implementation amounting to P429.5 million.
Siargao Island is under the 1st Legislative District of Surigao del Norte represented by Cong. Francisco T. Matugas. (DPWH-Siargao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)