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BUTUAN CITY (Jan. 29) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Caraga is undergoing road construction projects, which will contribute to faster and more convenient travel and delivery of local products in the different parts of the region and Mindanao.
Among these projects include the Agusan-Malaybalay Road worth PHP1.1-billion which is already 77.62 percent complete as of December 2019.
The construction has started in the year 2015 and is expected to be completed this year 2020.
With this development, the locals in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur were delighted and eager to benefit more from the Agusan-Malaybalay Road. It helps them deliver their products easily to the market.
Rosie Echinique, a resident from Esperanza, was emotional in expressing her appreciation to the government. She hoped that this kind of project would benefit more locals and improve their way of living. She also stressed that for almost three decades living in the area, it was only this administration that she experienced to have well-constructed roads.
“We have seen and felt the concern of the government for us and we have high hopes that more Mindanaoans would be able to benefit and experience an improved quality of life,” said Echinique.
Meanwhile, DPWH-Caraga regional director Pol Delos Santos bared that due to the recent earthquakes recorded in some parts of Mindanao, the department has been continuously inspecting various infrastructures in the region, which include the Magsaysay Bridge in Butuan City that was opened to the public since May 19, 1953.
According to Director Delos Santos, the Magsaysay Bridge is still in good condition and was not affected by the series of quakes experienced in Mindanao. (Jennifer P. Gaitano /NCLM, PIA-Agusan del Sur)