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New bridge to boost economy in Barugo, Leyte

construction of Minuhang bridge

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 as “habal-habal.”

“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.

Located along 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 year.

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.

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