CABARROGUIS, Quirino—Some P2.2 billion worth of roads, bridges and multi-purpose building projects are now being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways in six towns of this province.
Marifel Andes, district engineer said a total of P1.6 billion in infrastructure projects will be carried out by the Quirino District Engineering Office while the remaining P600,000 will be implemented by the DPWH regional office.
She said these projects are being implemented through their Asset Preservation Program which covers the preventive maintenance and rehabilitation, reconstruction and upgrading of damaged paved roads, road widening, construction of by-pass and diversion roads, construction of missing links and new roads including the paving of roads along the Cordon-Aurora boundary road.
According to Andes, the two bridges located along Cordon-Aurora road and Victoria-Kasibu road will be replaced while the Palladan Bridge along Mangandingay-Saguday-Isabela Road will be repaired.
“The projects also include the construction of five new bridges namely; Decuraban Bridge 4, Decuraban Bridge 5, Nerdibuen, Villa Santiago Bridge 1 and Villa Santiago Bridge 2,” she said.
Through their Flood Management Program, the Quirino District Engineering Office will also undertake the construction of waterways in two remote barangays in Maddela and Diffun towns.
“Ten roads leading to declared tourism destinations will also be concreted and reconstructed under the district’s Convergence and Special Support Program,” Andes added..
These road projects, she are the access roads leading to Aglipay Caves, Napipiwongan, Mabo, Dibiwen Falls and Pensal Falls in Aglipay; Ganano Falls in Diffun; Governor’s Rapids and Maddela Eco-Park in Maddela; Siitan Nature Park and Diamond Cave in Nagtipunan; NRJ Gundaway-Susong Dalaga, Zamora-San Marcos-Ricarte Sur, Diffun and Zamora, Cabarroguis and access road leading to Quirino Tourism Complex.
Andes also announced that other local infrastructure projects being done include drainage structures in Maddela town, slope protection structures in Aglipay town, multi-purpose buildings in more than 50 barangays, foot bridges in two barangays and three more local roads in Maddela town.