October 8th, 2008
By: Rodrigo S. Victoria
Naval, Biliran (8 October) – Representative Glenn Chong of the Lone District of Biliran revealed in an interview with PIA that a P249-M worth of concrete pavement project will be implemented in 2009 as a continuation of the various on-going concrete pavement projects in the remaining unpaved portion of the Biliran circumferential road network.
He informed that aside from the amount, he also got an additional fund of P50M which will likewise be used for the concrete pavement project.
He said that Biliranons can see big accomplishments by next year in terms of the concrete pavement project with the considerable amount intended for the project
“I will try my best and show to the Biliranons that I am sincere in my promise although it is hard to get funds for the road concreting project” said Rep Chong in a voice full of confidence.
It was learned that Rep. Chong wrote a letter to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) requesting the amount of P880-M for the completion of the remaining unpaved portion of the Biliran Circumferential Road Network.
Few weeks ago, a group of high ranking officials from the central office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) visited the office of the DPWH-Biliran Engineering District and one of the purposes of the visit was to inspect the unpaved portion of the Biliran Circumferential Road Network.
Meanwhile, based on the lists of on-going projects and projects for implementation furnished by Engr. Virginia C. Sarabusing, District Engineer of DPWH-Biliran Engineering District to PIA, the following are the different infrastructure projects related to road concreting under the CY 2008 Infrastructure Projects, namely: Concreting of Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (Mohon-Pulang Yuta Section) – P20M; Concreting of Masagongsong Bridge Approaches – P2M; Concreting of Critical Portion Along Kawayan-Culaba National Circumferential Road (Bulalacao-Bilwang Section) – P15M; Concreting of Caibiran-Cabucgayan Road (Uson-Gamay Section) – P4M; Concreting of Culaba-Caibiran Road (Culaba-Looc Section) – P4M; Concreting of Cabucgayan-Biliran Road (Balaquid-Lawaan Section) – P5M and the Rehabilitation of Biliran Bridge Along Leyte-Biliran Section – P25M.
Part two in the lists is the Realigned Projects from Reblocking under the CY 2007 Regular Infrastructure Program where the projects are the following; Concrete Paving of Critical Portion of National Circumferential Road, Kawayan-Culaba Road (Masagaosao-Bulalacao-Bilwang Section) – P6M; Concrete Paving of Critical Portion of National Circumferential Road, Culaba-Caibiran Road (Maurang-Manalabang Section) – P5M; Concrete Paving of Critical Portion of National Circumferential Road, Caibiran-Cabucgayan Road (Rawis Section) – P4M.
In item number three which is the Realigned Projects from Asphalt Overlay under the Motor Vehicle Users Charge of the General Appropriations Act of CY 2007, the projects are the following; Reblocking/Concrete Paving of Critical Portion of Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (Km. 1033+482-Km. 1033+933) – P4.73M and Reblocking/Concrete Paving of Critical Portion of Biliran National Circumferential Road (Km.1114+000-Km. 1114+451.60) – P8.53M.
Other sources of fund for the road concreting project came from the Roro Port Fund in the\amount of P8M for the Concreting of Access Road-Naval Roro Port National Highways; Memorandum of Agreement Projects under the CY 2007 Regular Infrastracture Projects namely: Concreting of Bool Central-Bool East Section – P3M, Culaba, Biliran; Concreting of Pawikan-Baso Road Section – P3M, Cabucgayan, Biliran and Concreting of Looc-Balaquid Road Section, Cabucgayan, Biliran – P2M.
An amount of P40M under the item Eastern Nautical Highway is allocated for the Rehabilitation/Concreting of Cabucgayan-Biliran-Naval Road that was bid-out at the DPWH Regional Office and will be implemented by the Biliran District Engineering Office.
Aside from the various road concreting projects, Representative Chong was able to implement 119 projects in the amount of P20M under the Various Infrastructure Including Local Projects (VILP) in the 2nd and 3rd tranches of CY 2007 to include concreting of barangay roads and pathways, flood controls, water systems, drainage systems, multi-purpose buildings, seawalls, health centers, school buildings, footbridges and stairways.
Another 98 VILPs were implemented in the 1st tranche of CY 2008 in the amount of P20M.
These various VILPs were implemented in the 132 barangays and in the eight municipalities throughout the province of Biliran.
Engr. Sarabusing disclosed in a recent interview that all of these infrastructure projects were made possible through the efforts of Rep. Chong. (PIA-Biliran)
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