of access roads leading to declared tourists destinations along
Higatangan Circumferential Road, Higatangan Island, Naval,
Biliran. As of September 30, 2016, it has an accomplishment of
90% under Chu Construction with an appropriation of P45M.
tourist destination road project is on the verge of completion
By CHELSEA C. QUIJANO
October 4, 2016
NAVAL, Biliran –
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Biliran DEO reports
90% accomplishment of its P45M Construction / Improvement of
Higatangan Circumferential Road, Phase III.
District Engineer, David P.
Adongay Jr. said that the project is almost completed, however, the
contractor has encountered a slight problem on the project that’s why
it cannot be reported as 100% completed.
Circumferential Road concreting is already completed but ang problema
doon, meron kasing sobra na pera, yung sobra na pera ay di na pwede
ipa-semento kasi wala nang sesementohin kasi naka semento na lahat,”
Adongay explained. (The concrete paving of Higatanagn Circumferential
road is already completed but the only problem is that there is an
excess of fund. The excess fund cannot be allocated for concrete
paving because paving of the road is already finished.)
Adongay revealed that the
fund will be used for programming of road signs, loading and unloading
bay or thermoplastic pavement marker as a requirement for road
“I already directed BDEO
Chief of Construction and Project Engineers to submit a plan as per
instruction by the Construction Division Chief,” said Adongay.
Improvement of Higatangan Circumferential Road (PHASE 3) is the final
Phase of the project to complete the improvement of the entire
Circumferential Road. This includes the rehabilitation of existing
damaged and substandard concrete pavement, construction of concrete
ditch, construction of rest rooms and installation of guardrails.
Biliran DEO previously
reported that Phase II of the Construction of Higatangan
Circumferential Road under the CY 2015 GAA (General Appropriation Act)
was already completed on December 17, 2015 with an appropriation of
P40M. It includes concrete paving length of 2.20 Km (Sta.4+256.60 -
Sta.6+500) under contract with B. Vicencio Construction.
Construction/Improvement of 3.780 Km in Higatangan Circumferential
Road (HCR) implemented by the Regional Office 8 under CY 2014 GAA was
at long last already completed on May, 2016.
The completion of the
Improvement of Higatangan Circumferential Road will provide an access
road not only for local and foreign tourists but also for the
residents of the place in going to and from to the island’s tourist
destinations such as the Higatangan’s popular 200-m shifting sand bar,
rock formations, Marcos Hill/ Lighthouse, crystal clear waters and its
fine white sands which has been declared as Tourism Development Area
through Republic Act Number 10409. The said island is only a few
minutes ride by small boat from Naval which is the capital town of