CARIGARA, Leyte (PNA)–The 2nd Leyte Engineering District (2nd LED) of the Department of Public Works and High-ways (DPWH) allocated another budget of P50 million in 2015 for the completion of the Burauen-Albuera Road.
According to District Engineer Carlos Veloso, the amount is to complete the bridge that would connect the last village of the Burauen side of the project to the boundary of the Albuera side.
Veloso said the office is confident the project will be completed in 2016, at least the Burauen side of the project covered by the district office.
“We really want to ensure the completion of the project. It is a legacy the district can truly be proud of,” Veloso said.
The Burauen-Albuera project started in 2008. The road traverses through some rebel-infested villages in the borders of northern and western Leyte.
With enhanced acces-sibility, the new road is seen to improve the peace and order and the economic situation of the people
It will provide an alter-nate road between nor-thern, central and south-western part of Leyte. It is expected to shorten travel time between Ormoc City and Tacloban City.
Road works had to backtrack a little last year when two of its vital bridges were damaged during the heavy inundation of typhoon Senyang. The bridges have to be recons-tructed with a design that can withstand heavy flooding.
“It’s really a beautiful project. The contractors have done a good job on the concreting and on pro-viding canals on the side so the road can be protected. Travel time and transpor-tation of goods would really be a lot easier if this project would be fully completed,” Veloso said.
Motorists coming from the regional capital have to pass through eight towns to get to Ormoc City. With the new road, travelers will reach Ormoc from Tacloban by passing through five towns only. (PNA)