In an interview, District Engineer Marifel T. Andes said the projects include 15 roads, one bridge, five flood control and 91 multi-purpose buildings, farm-to-market roads, classroom buildings, rainwater collector system (RWCS) and tourism roads.
Andes said they have already completed the rehabilitation, reconstruction and upgrading of damaged paved secondary roads along Cordon-Aurora Boundary; rehab and reconstruction of national roads with slips, slopes, collapse and landslide, construction of drainage, road widening and construction of missing links and new roads along tertiary roads.
Seven roads under the Tourism Road Infrastructure program were also completed. These are: Quirino Tourism complex-Cabarroguis; Governor’s Rapids-Maddela; Pensal Falls-Aglipay; Ganano Falls-Diffun; Napipiwongan,Mabo, Dibiwen Falls-Cabarroguis; Susong Dalaga-Cabarroguis and Maddela Eco-Park.
Also completed are four farm-to-market roads under the Department of Agriculture and one school building at the Agta community in Maddela.
The seven on-going projects include the construction of Nalungtutan Bridge along Abbag-Guingin Barangay road, Quirino Provincial Convention Center, Pallutan Elementary School RWCS, Luttuad ES RWCS,Abbag-Guingin Road, Cordon-Aurora Road along Disimungal in Nagtipunan and Victoria-Maddela-Alicia-Kasiby road in Maddela.
“With these projects, we expect to have increased accessibility, enhanced delivery of basic services, decongest traffic,” Andes said.
For 2020, the DPWH-QDEO has allocated P1.5 billion mostly for the rehabilitation of roads and bridges.
“We expect more convergence projects from other national agencies such as the department of Trade and Industry for the construction of roads leading to industries and from the department of the Interior and Local Government for the construction, improvement and maintenance of public cemeteries,” the district engineer reported. (MDCT/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)
By Thelma C. Bicarme