of DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar with Biliran Island.com
during his visit on March 14 to Biliran Province. The DPWH
Secretary attended the 23rd Biliran Women’s Congress
Celebration as a keynote speaker in behalf of his mother,
Senator Cynthia A. Villar. He also conducted an on-site
inspection of CarayCaray Bridge with Engr. Edgar B. Tabacon,
Regional Director, Engr. David P. Adongay Jr. and Engr.
Alfredo L. Bollido, Assistant District Engineer of Biliran
District Engineering Office.
to construct detour across Caraycaray river for heavy vehicles
March 21, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) will construct a detour across the
This will reduce the
travel time of heavy vehicles from two and a half hour travel
(90Kms) to 30 minutes (19kms) from Biliranto Naval, the capital
DPWH Secretary Mark A.
Villar said that the DPWH will prioritized the funding for the said
detour to solve the problem of using the long route.
Villar was at Biliran on
Wednesday, March 14 as the keynote speaker in behalf of his mother,
Senator Cynthia A. Villar during the 23rd Biliran Women’s Congress
His visit was also an
opportunity for him to conduct an on-site inspection of CarayCaray
Bridge which was damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja last December 15,
According to Villar, there
is really a need to speed-up the construction of the new bridge to
lower the cost of goods in the Province of Biliran.
Since after typhoon Urduja,
trucks, panels and other heavy vehicles were advised to take the
alternate long route Naval-Almeria-Kawayan-Culaba-Caibiran-Cabucgayan
road and vice versa, thus leads price hikes of other goods in the
Engr. David P. Adongay
Jr., District Engineer of Biliran DEO also said that the completion
of detour will also help contractors to fast-track their project
implementation because contractors will no longer have an excuse for
the delay of their projects.
The construction of detour
across CarayCaray River has a length of 45m. with pavement width of
6.10m and a thickness of 0.28m with a budget amount of P4.760M. It
is already under Preliminary and Detailed (PDE) activities.