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Villar, Cimatu team up in Boracay; para daw sa rehab

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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar led members of the Boracay Rehabilitation Task Force in inspecting the Boracay Circumferential Road and other major roads in the island.

The inspection team saw the need for collaborative effort in rehabilitation, improvement, and widening of the roads in the island to address traffic congestion and flooding.

Cimatu chairs the task force.

Others who joined the inspection included (https://thedailyguardian.net/local-news/rehab-task-force-checks-boracay-roads/):

– Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno
– Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III

The roads in the island are narrow due to structures closely built along carriageway.

Vehicles, pedestrians, business and the public are forced to share the roads, which become congested.

For his part, Villar said it is imperative that funds be released immediately to start the rehabilitation effort.

He added the continuous improvement of the entire road network would be included in the region’s multi-year infrastructure program starting in 2019.

Meanwhile, DPWH-6 Assistant Regional Director Jose Al Fruto said the DPWH is extending assistance to the demolition/clearing of encroachment, including the removal of obstructions within the 12-meter road right-of-way along Boracay Circumferential Road.

Fruto said this aims to hasten the widening project, which covers an initial length of 5.26 kilometers from Cagban Port to junction Mt. Luho.

Also, the DPWH is hastening the construction of the remaining gaps in the Boracay Circumferential Road for P50 million.