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DPWH completes 2 road projects for Samar

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Good news for fishermen and goat-raisers in the island town of Almagro in Samar: The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed two road projects linking them to neighboring areas.

DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office head Alvin Ignacio said P100 million was allocated to construct 3.9 km of roads.

“With the completion of these road projects, local fishermen and farmers can now easily exchange produce without the need for motorboats. This makes travel and transport easier, safer and more convenient,” said Engineer Ignacio(http://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/news/14124).

He added Almagro is known as the center of goat-raising industry in Samar, and “needs further infrastructure development to realize its potential specifically in agriculture industry.”

Before the DPWH completed the road projects, Almagro residents had to use motorboats to travel from one barangay to another.

The DPWH said the projects include a 230-mm-thick, 3-meter-wide concrete road from Barangay Panjobjoban to Barangay Poblacion stretching 1.92 kilometers and a 1.94-km stretch from Barangay Imelda to Barangay Poblacion.

Meanwhile, the DPWH proposed for 2019 the construction of a circumferential road project that will connect more barangays to Almagro.