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DPWH completes P189M road in Albay

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The Department of Public Works and Highways announced that a 10-kilometer portion of Albay West Coast Road has been fully reconstructed and asphalted and now serves better access in four (4) barangays of Libon town, Albay Province.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said in a statement that the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Roads Management Cluster (Bilateral) implemented the project in the amount of P189.08 million.

The project which covers the Libon-Pantao-Pioduran Road Section from Barangay Pantao to Apud, traversing Barangays Talin-Talin and Rawis, said the secretary.

“We are glad to announce that motorists traversing this 10-kilometer segment are having a smoother, safer, and quieter travel experience in the area,” Secretary Villar was quoted as saying.

DPWH Undersecretary for UPMO Operations and Technical Services Emil K. Sadain said that the road improvement project under the Japan International Cooperation Agency-assisted Road Upgrading and Preservation Projects (RUPP) involves the reconstruction of base and subbase courses as well as 50-millimeter-thick asphalt overlay.

“Upgrading and preserving our national roads through asphalt paving will generally result to smoother surface for driving, at the same time extend the lifespan of our roads as they only require periodic maintenance as compared to concrete pavements,” Undersecretary Sadain was quoted as saying.