A tourism access road and two (2) other bridges completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways in Bukidnon were formally inaugurated.
Newly completed projects opened includes the Access Road Leading to the Rafflesia Yard, Tumalaong Bridge and Approaches along Kamatayan-Lingating-San Vicente Road and Cabula/Nicdao Bridge and Approaches at Sitio Maasin, Brgy. Nicdao, all at the municipality of Baungon.
Improvement of the 8.29 km access road will make the travel to tourism destination safe as well as hasten the movement of people, goods and services from Baungon, Bukidnon to other parts of Northern Mindanao.
The project received funding amount of P150 million from the Tourism Fund under the 2012 General Appropriations Act.
The Tumalaong Bridge is a 3-span, 110 meter pre-stressed Concrete Girder Bridge, with a 410 meters of approach road was constructed in replacement of the old bridge.
Completion of the new bridge facilitates safety passage of people, goods and services to and from Baungon, Bukidnon and nearby places to the commercial and growth areas of Cagayan de Oro City. This P127.97 million project was funded under GAA – 2012 (Calamity Fund).
Meanwhile, the new P204.13 million Cabula/Nicdao Bridge is constructed parallel to the old Cabula/Nicdao Utility Steel Bridge which was damaged by typhoon Sendong. The project consists of 110 lineal meter 3-span pre-stressed concrete girder bridge and 570 meters approach road. The old one will now function as a pedestrian bridge.
All the completed projects were implemented by the DPWH Regional Office X with Rafflesia Tourism Road and Tumalaong Bridge projects undertaken by R.D. Policarpio and Company, Inc. and JEJOR’s Construction Corporation (J.V.) while Grace Construction Corporation and M. Montesclaros Enterprises, Inc. comppleted Cabula/Nicdao Bridge project.
Present at the simple project opening ceremonies were Congressowman Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, Mayor Pedro R. Alvarez, Vice Mayor Enriquito Beja, Department of Public Works and Highways-X Construction Chief Virgie Nayve, Department of Tourism X Regional Director Catalino E. Chan III, Project Engineer Leowald L. Pecore, and officials and employees of Barangay Cabula and Barangay Nicdao.