P100-M island road
JASON T. DELOS ANGELES
October 12, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY –
Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the
construction of two road projects in the municipality of Almagro,
Samar with a combined appropriation of P100 million.
Almagro is an island
municipality accessed only by motorboat from the port of Calbayog
City, taking usually up to 2 hours of travel. It is composed of 23
barangays and has a land area is 51.36 square kilometers. It is
well-known as the center of the goat-raising industry in the
province, native ipil-ipil and coconut trees.
The only means of
travelling from one barangay to another is through motorboats due to
the lack of a road network within the island town. This hinders the
trading of agricultural goods.
The first road project
connects Brgy. Panjobjoban to Brgy. Poblacion, covering the
construction of 1,919.92 meters of Portland cement concrete pavement
(PCCP). The second road project links Brgy. Imelda to Brgy.
Poblacion, covering the construction of 1,938.65 meters of PCCP with
a thickness of 230 millimeters. Both projects are 3-meter wide
With the completion of
these road projects, local fishermen and farmers can now easily
exchange produce without the need for motorboats. This makes travel
and transport easier, safer and more convenient.
In 2019, SFDEO will
propose the construction of a circumferential road project that will
connect more barangays to the poblacion of Almagro.