Korean-funded infra projects to benefit N. Samar residents

Korean-funded infra projects to benefit N. Samar residents


Koreans are very active in the country’s quest for a progressive tomorrow.

The opening of the Simora Bridge and the 8-kilometer concrete road in Northern Samar will benefit over 5,000 poor residents in remote communities of the province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reported.

The newly completed bridge and road section, part of the foreign-funded Samar Pacific Coastal Road, will benefit coconut and rice farmers in nine villages in the coastal towns of Palapag, Laoang, and Catubig in Northern Samar.

A portion of the completed Samar Pacific Coastal Road in Northern Samar. The opening of the Simora Bridge in Northern Samar and the 8-kilometer concrete road on Tuesday (June 28, 2022) will benefit over 5,000 poor residents in remote communities of the province, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported. (Photo courtesy of DPWH)

The PHP1.12 billion coastal road project will link the Pacific towns in Northern Samar.

“After four years of challenging construction, the partial opening of the Samar Pacific Coastal Road is a huge step to the realization of the vision to provide comfortable and improved interconnectivity that will support sustainable agricultural development, and contribute to food self-sufficiency program and sustaining peace and development efforts in Northern Samar,” said DPWH Undersecretary and “Build, Build, Build” program chief implementer Emil Sadain in a statement released by the DPWH

“There is an adage that says insurgency ends when the road begins. The provincial government is very optimistic that this road project will contribute to the eradication of the local armed conflict in this part of Northern Samar,” the governor said.

Philippine Army 803rd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Perfecto Peñaredondo said the bridge completion will help eradicate issues being exploited by the New People’s Army.

“It is very important to connect these communities to urban centers. The issue being exploited by the NPA that they are neglected by the government will become irrelevant,” Peñaredondo added.

The project is funded by the South Korean government through Export-Import Bank of Korea. It is being implemented by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office.

Before the bridge completion and concreting of a road section, residents of Palapag and three other Pacific towns -- Mapanas, Gamay, and Lapinig-- need to cross a river to Calomotan village of Laoang from the port in Pangpang village in Palapag town, then take a boat ride to the port in the town center and ride another pump boat to cross the river going to Rawis village.








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