team of the Planning and Design Section headed by Engr.
Oriel R. Banquilay, Geodetic Engineer II (above) conduct
survey for the NRJ Villa Consuelo connecting to Libtong Road
project in support of the Food and Resource-based Processing
in Naval, Biliran. This project is under the Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI) with an allocated budget P30M under
FY 2018 GAA.
to implement projects under DOT and DTI for FY 2018
February 28, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
P308.972M budget is allocated by the Department of Public Works and
Highways Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO) for the
implementation of projects under the Convergence and Special Support
Program this year.
Biliran DEO has partnered
with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Trade and
Industry (DTI) for the construction/ improvement of access roads
leading to various industries and economic zones and tourist
destinations in the province.
Funded under FY 2018
General Appropriation Act (GAA), P175M budget under DOT is allocated
for the Construction/ Improvement of Access Roads leading to
Declared Tourism Destinations which comprises of six projects.
These are the P48.120M for
Access Road Leading to Bagongbong Falls, Brgy. Caucab, Almeria,
Biliran; P30M Access Road leading to Mainit Hot Spring, Brgy. Villa
Vicenta (Mainit), Caibiran, Biliran; P15M Access Road leading to
Nasunugan Watchtower, Brgy. San Roque, Biliran, Biliran; P30M Access
Road leading to Tinago Falls, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran;
P5M Access Road leading Tomalistis Falls, Brgy. Asug Caibiran,
Biliran; and P46.880M Access Road leading to Ulan-ulan Falls, Sampao,
These projects were
prioritized in order to boost tourism in the province. The
completion of these projects will provide safe access for local and
foreign tourist thus, will encourage more tourists to visit the
place and will eventually create new jobs to the locals and income
Under the DTI projects,
P133.972M is allotted for the Construction/ Improvement of Access
Roads leading to Trades, Industries and Economic Zones.
These comprises of five
projects which are the P18.972M Caray-caray- Cabungaan- Libtong Road
in support of the Agribusiness: Food and Resource-based Processing
in Brgy. Libtong, Naval, Biliran; P25M NRJ Agpangi connecting to
Sitio Pongon Road in support of the Food and Resource-based
Processing in Naval, Biliran; P30M NRJ Villa Consuelo connecting to
Libtong Road in support of the Food and Resource-based Processing in
Naval, Biliran; P35M Villa Caneja connecting to Sitio Kahukaw Road
in support of the Food and Resource-based Processing in Naval,
Biliran; and P25M Villa Caneja- Anislagan Road connection to
Anislagan Ceramics Producers Association (ACPA), Naval, Biliran.
These projects were
prioritized in order to provide safe and faster transport of
agricultural products for trade and industry according to DPWH
Through better road
infrastructure connecting the industries, more products can be
produced and job opportunities for local labor will be enhanced.
According to Engr. Rosario
B. Rosete, Chief of the Planning and Design Section, Construction of
these projects will start as soon as Notice to Proceed (NTP) will be
issued to the contractor. As of this writing, pre-construction
activities are still on-going for these projects.