July 17, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran – P100M project of road opening and concreting of access road going to Germohenes Waterfalls in Biliran, Biliran has started construction.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) implemented the project under its 2018 Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) with a total length of 2.9-kilometers.
According to David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer the project covers the construction of 100- meter length spillway and a rehabilitation of 60-meter existing local road that was washed out by tropical storm Urduja late last year.
From its construction date on June 3, 2018, the project has accomplished 3% as of June 30, 2018. Road excavation works is on-going on the said project. It is under contract with Samarinan Construction and Development Corp. and EZ Jones Construction Inc., a joint venture firm.
Adongay said that the completion of the project will reduce the walking time from 4-5 hours to just 30 minutes to reach the beautiful Germohenes Waterfalls.
Biliran is known as an island of waterfalls with more than 30 waterfalls in its mountainous province.
The road opening and concreting of access road project going to Germohenes Waterfalls will add another tourist destination in the Province of Biliran that will encourage more local and foreign tourists to visit the place. The project is proposed to be completed in January 28, 2019.
Meanwhile, Adongay reported that under its 2018 project implementation, Biliran DEO has completed nine projects with 38 on-going and 13 Not-Yet-Started (NYS) projects with an overall accomplishment of 29.49% as of June 30, 2018. Biliran DEO has a total projects of 60 with a budget amount of P1.6B under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of year 2018.