The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bicol region completed 532 various infrastructure projects under its CY 2010 program. “These projects are part of the P5.9 billion region-wide allocation implemented by our regional and district engineering offices,” said DPWH Regional Director Danilo Dequito.
These projects include roads, bridges, water supply, school buildings and other public structures. “The COMELEC building in Legazpi City, Cagraray Eco Park in Bacacay and the now famous Puro Boulevard also in Legazpi City are among our accomplishments in Albay Province alone,” Dequito said.
The DPWH executive said that “More high-impact projects were implemented in other provinces of the region.”
Puro Boulevard is part of the 4.085 km. Legazpi City Coastal Road that traverses the coastal barangays of Victory Village, Dapdap, Puro and Lamba.
“Amenities like jogging lane, bicycle lane, rock-causeway and lighting facilities were provided to attract tourists in the area” Assistant Regional Director Jesus Salmo added.
This coastal road now serves as an alternate route to decongest traffic jam from the City proper and likewise provides commuters safe access and easy transport of marine, livestock and agricultural products to commercial centers.
The allocation for last year’s infra corresponds to a total of 786 projects wherein 131 are still ongoing and 75 are not yet implemented due to the late release of funding requirements. – LVC