inspection of DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar (wearing white
polo shirt) together with Regional Director Edgar B. Tabacon
(wearing blue polo shirt), District Engineer David P.
Adongay Jr., Assistant District Engineer Alfredo L. Bollido
and Congressman Rogelio J. Espina (wearing red polo shirt).
new Caraycaray bridge to start this year
March 21, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran – A
higher, longer and stronger bridge that can withstand typhoons is
planned for the construction of new Caraycaray Bridge according to
Secretary Mark A. Villar of the Department of Public Works and
Villar visited the
province on Wednesday, March 14 as one of the keynote speaker during
the 23rd Biliran Women’s Congress in behalf of his mother Senator
Cynthia A Villar.
The DPWH Secretary also
inspected the Caraycaray Bridge together with DPWH-8 Regional
Director Edgar B. Tabacon, District Engineer David P. Adongay Jr.,
Assistant District Engineer Alfredo L. Bollido and Congressman
Rogelio J. Espina to personally assess the structural damages of the
CarayCaray Bridge is one
of the severely damaged infrastructures during the onslaught of
Tropical Storm Urduja on December 15, 2017, thus total replacement
of the bridge was recommended.
”Ginagawa na po yung plano,
this year sisimulan na yung bagong bridge. On-going na yung planning
stage, malapit nang matapos, 2 months nalang matatapos na yung final
planning for replacement,” said Villar.
The said bridge was opened
to light vehicles on January 11, 2018, four days before the deadline
set by the President. Heavy vehicles were advised to take the
alternate long route Naval-Almeria-Kawayan-Culaba-Caibiran-Cabucgayan
road and vice versa.
Villar said that DPWH is
also going to construct a detour across the Caraycaray River for
heavy vehicles. This means that it would reduce their travel time
from two and a half hour to just 30 minutes from Biliran to Naval,
the capital town of the province.
“Asahan niyo po gagawin
naming ang lahat naming makakaya para mapabilis po ang construction
ditto sa Biliran kaya nandito po ako ngayon para siguraduhin na
tuloy-tuloy ang construction at kailangan mabilis po ang
construction dito,” he said.
The Caray-Caray Bridge is
an essential bridge because it is the only shorter access in going
in and out to mainland of Leyte.