New bridge to
boost economy in Barugo, Leyte
DPWH 2nd LED
March 15, 2019
BARUGO, Leyte – The
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second district
engineering office has allocated a total of P150 million for the
construction of Minuhang bridge in Barugo, Leyte.
This project of DPWH
supporting Barugo Economic Zone program is seen to improve trade,
investment, employment, education and overall progress in this town.
According to Gerald
Pacanan, DPWH Leyte 2 district engineer, residents of Minuhang,
Balud, and Duka use the existing footbridge in transporting their
agricultural and marine products through motorcycle or locally known
“Once completed, this road
network would provide access to all kinds of vehicles, thus,
transportation of commodities will be easier and cheaper. Moreover,
students will no longer skip classes when high tide occurs, which
overflows to the shoreline up to the trail,” he added.
Carigara-Barugo-Sta. Cruz-Babatngon-Bagahupi national highway, this
road network can also serve as an alternate route in the event that
Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road is not passable.
The 154.8 meters bridge
with a width of 9.1 meters started its construction last June 2018
and is targeted to be completed within the first semester of the
In addition, travel time
from Carigara to Babatngon will be shorter once project is fully
completed. For 2019, the district is tasks to implement a total of
P1.5 billion projects.