Compaction of Embankment Material for the Road
Opening/Concreting of Biliran Diversion Road Project. As of June
30, 2016, it has an accomplishment of 35% with a contract cost
of P43.0 Million. The said project traverses a rice field
covering 12,000 sqm of agricultural land.
Biliran DEO’s first
By ROSE B. ROSETE
July 23, 2016
BILIRAN – Biliran Diversion
Road was originally proposed by the previous Acting Chief of Planning
& Design Section, Engr. Reynaldo P. Peñaflor who lives in Biliran,
Being a native of the said
Municipality, he knows the problems encountered by the traveling along
the National Road traversing within Biliran proper. Having besieged by
traffic problems, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Biliran
together with their former Mayor, Hon. Leandro B. Enage unanimously
passed a resolution for the Construction of Diversion Road in the
Municipality of Biliran in order to relieve traffic congestion and to
fast track the development of the area. The said resolution was
forwarded to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Biliran Province for
their consideration. The said resolution was unanimously approved by
the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Biliran Province.
In their letter dated June,
2013 signed by the Hon. Mayor Leandro B. Enage, the former Mayor of
Biliran, Biliran, The Department of Public Works and Highways-Biliran
DEO was requested to conduct Preliminary & Detailed Engineering
activities in order to determine the viability of the project, its
cost and possible funding.
After survey works, it was
determined that the proposed road will traverse a rice field covering
12,000 sqm of agricultural land. It start at the junction of
Leyte-Biliran Road (S0001BR) and Biliran Circumferential Road
(S00002BR and S00010BR)) and ends at another point along Biliran
Circumferential Road going to Naval, the capital town of Biliran
The population to be served
by the road project ranges from 90,000 to 135,000 with average income
of P10,000 to P30,000 per month.
After all the required
documents were submitted to DPWH Head Office, the proposed project was
finally considered under the FY 2016 GAA. At present, the project is
now on-going with one problem with a landowner who wanted to be paid
with higher land value outside the zonal valuation or market value of
The completion of the
project will decongest the currently utilized National Road which is
within the Municipality of Biliran. In addition, the future change in
transport condition will lure tourist to visit Tourist sites in
Biliran Province which is endowed with natural tourist attractions.
Further, commercial activity not only in the Municipality of Biliran
but in Biliran Province as a whole, like establishment of new shops
and other income generating enterprise.
Indeed, Biliran DEO is
fortunate to be allotted with funds for Biliran Diversion Road, the
first in the Province.