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DPWH completes P40-M barangay road projects

mawacat road projects

January 26, 2019

CALBAYOG CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District Engineering Office completes the rehabilitation and improvement of two road projects in Oquendo District, Calbayog City, with a combined appropriation of P40 million.

The first project connects barangay Cagbilwang to Mawacat, covering the rehabilitation of 1.67 km concrete road. The second road project links barangay Mawacat to Panlayahan involving the improvement of 1.66 km concrete road.

The Cagbilwang to Mawacat road leads to the famed Mawacat falls, a tourist attraction in the barangay which is a source of income for the residents that serve as tourist guides.

On the other hand, the Mawacat to Panlayahan road helps the local farmers in transporting their agricultural goods.

“Before, our road was so rough and muddy. It’s hard for us to travel and to transfer our agricultural products like coconut and rice, but now we have a better and wider road when we go to Calbayog proper vice-versa, we thank DPWH for this project,” said Mr. Alfredo Diaz, sangguniang barangay member of Mawacat.