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Boracay roads rehab still incomplete, Mark Villar boasts of resiliency

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DPWH secretary Mark Villar said the rehabilitated roads are 28 centimeters thick and can withstand climate change.

“It is designed for commercial use. It is resilient wise and of high quality,” he said.

Also, the DPWH Region 6 said clearing and demolition of establishments within the 12-meter carriageway from Cagban Port to Mt. Luho is 85 percent completed.

However, rehabilitation of the main road from Cagban Port to Elizalde Property covering 4.12 kilometers is 15 percent complete.

Still, Villar downplayed alleged delays in infrastructure works in Boracay, saying they are on track to have Boracay reopen on Oct. 26.

Meanwhile, the rehabilitation and improvement of the 452-meter gap in the Bulabog Circumferential Road is 60 percent complete.

A three- to the four-meter promenade is also being constructed at Bulabog area.

On the other hand, Villar said the weather will be a major factor in the completion of these works.

He also said infrastructure works in the island will not end when Boracay reopens in October.

“There is still a lot to be done here. We have the master plan of the entire Boracay,” he said.