In a bid to provide a better road network to reach isolated rural areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) commenced the road concreting project in the villages of Tawog and Ambacon in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte.
Citing a report from District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia of DPWH-Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO), Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the road project amounting 9.4-million under the 2019 Regular Infrastructure Program will hasten transportation of farm products to commercial districts and is seen to increase agricultural productivity in the province.
The project involves the concreting of a total of 703 lineal meters of road with five (5) meter wide portland concrete cement pavement (PCCP) and installation of safety devices.
“Upon its expected completion in January 2020, this road will improve the accessibility and mobility in and out of the isolated villages of Tawog and Ambacon,” said Secretary Villar.
Dubbed as the Rice Granary of the Province of Southern Leyte for its vast rice fields, Secretary Villar added that the majority of locals and entrepreneurs in the nearby towns will greatly benefit from the road project.
For the province of Southern Leyte, DPWH-SLDEO is presently fast-tracking 45 other infrastructure projects in order to have it utilized before the year ends.