construction/ improvement of access road to Ulan-ulan Falls
in Brgy. Sampao, Almeria, Biliran. The project is on-going
with 67% accomplishment as of October 31, 2018 under
contracts with R.T. Morabe Construction / CEC Construction
Corporation (JV). Contractor requested for contract time
extension due to unworkable ground cause by intermittent
leading to Ulan-ulan Falls in Almeria town on-going
November 22. 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
Soon, no more long hiking for tourists who wish to visit the
beautiful Ulan-ulan waterfalls in Brgy. Sampao of Almeria town.
The Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO)
is currently implementing the P43.163M construction/ improvement of
access road project under the Special Convergence Support Program of
DPWH and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The project involves the
concreting of 1.484 km. existing gravel road and rehabilitation of
existing concrete pavement in accordance with the latest design
standards with complete roadside features and road safety, according
to District Engineer David P. Adongay Jr.
Ulan-ulan Falls is one of
the most visited waterfalls in the Province of Biliran. “Ulan" is
the Filipino term for rain and it suits as a name for this falls.
Hiking needed to reach to
the said waterfalls takes 30-40 minutes hike from the barangay road.
The completion of this project will encourage more local and foreign
tourists to visit the said tourist spot.
“From 30-40 minutes hike,
tourists will be able to reach the said waterfalls in just 10-15
minutes by means of vehicle ride”, Adongay said.
The said project is a
joint contract with R.T. Morabe Construction / CEC Construction
Biliran DEO sets to
complete the project before the year ends, however due to unworkable
ground cause by irregular weather condition, contractor requested
for a contract time extension. As of October 31, 2018, the project
is on-going with 67%.