BORACAY (DWDD) – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspected the rehabilitation works in Boracay to ensure all improvement efforts in the scenic island will be completed in time for its re-opening this October.
Secretary Villar, together with Region 6 Assistant Regional Director Al Fruto and District Engineer Noel Fuentebella checked the progress of the ongoing improvement and rehabilitation of Boracay Circumferential Road which serves as the island’s main road network.
“We have started the pouring of concrete and installation of pipes along Cagban to Elizalde Compound. As of now, we are almost 40% complete,” Villar explained.
The construction of the missing gap from Barangay Manoc-Manoc to Barangay Yapak is also on track for completion based on the inspection.
“Now 60 percent completed, the construction of the missing gap, along the circumferential road, will facilitate travel around the famous Puka Beach,” said Villar.
DPWH is also constructing a 204-lineal meter reinforced concrete pipe culvert (RCPC) at missing gap area for better drainage facility. It will have five (5) catchment basins, 22-lineal meter cross drain, and 130-lineal meter cut-off wall for installation of curb and gutter.
Other improvement activities in Boracay included the clearing of illegally-placed structures and construction of a road network along Bulabog beach.
“We have identified the Bulabog beach road network as an alternate route while the main road is being rehabilitated. This shall also serve as a logistics corridor wherein goods can be transported to and from Boracay Island thus alleviating traffic congestion along the main road, “ Villar said.
“DPWH is making sure to fast-track the rehabilitation of Boracay in time for its re-opening on October. We are doing the best we can to ensure that this island will once again be the world-class island that both locals and tourists keep coming back to,” Villar added. DPWH / MCAG