P9.85-million access road in Maasin City completed


Photo courtesy: DPWH-SLDEO

MAASIN CITY – In an effort to improve connectivity, the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte district engineering office has completed the construction of a local road in this city providing the communities easier access in obtaining health, education, social and other essential services.

The newly paved road is located in Sitio Gotosan, connecting the villages of Bogo and Dongon in Maasin City. Both the first and second phases of this project were already completed with a total allocation of P9.85 million. The DPWH has converted nearly a kilometer stretch of dusty and bumpy road into a two-lane concrete road which also included installation of a line canal.

“With the present problems posed by the pandemic, rural communities have faced significant challenges in accessing basic health and social services. We are hopeful that this newly constructed road will address the problem of accessibility and provide safety and convenience to locals and travelling public,” said District Engineer Manolo Rojas.

The recently completed road is likewise expected to cut travel time and enhance access leading to Salvacion Oppus Yniguez Memorial Provincial Hospital (SOYMPH), Maasin City’s lone public hospital.

This year, the district office is implementing a total of 140 projects under the Regular Infrastructure Program. DPWH-SLDEO is tasked to maintain 299 kilometers of national roads and 155 bridges, built in 18 towns and one city.


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