More travelers will soon visit a booming beach attraction in the municipality of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay with the recent completion of improvement works along NRJ-Bawang Provincial Road.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar said that newly-completed 3.69-kilometer portion of NRJ-Bawang Provincial Road in Barangay Bawang, Buug Town is the gateway to Silupa Beach in the municipality of Malangas.
The completed road project costing P77.19-million covers the concreting of an unpaved 2-lane road, line canal systems, embankment, slope protection structures, and reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings as safety features.
“The improvement along NRJ-Bawang Provincial Road now facilitate easy access to beach destination and support the agricultural and fishing industries in the coastal town of Buug,” said Secretary Villar.
Paved road has cut travel time from Barangay Bawang going to market centers, benefitting farmers and fisherfolks with their coconut and seafood production.
The improvement of NRJ-Bawang Provincial Road was implemented by DPWH Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Engineering Office under a convergence program with the Department of Tourism (DOT).