The City Government of Puerto Princesa has started last week the construction of the nine-kilometer road in Barangay Langogan, the city’s northernmost barangay.
The proposed road will link a village, Bukang Liwayway, located in the north national highway going to the interior barrio of Kalabukay, both in Langongan.
A groundbreaking led by City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron was held together with city officials, department head and other key officials and officers, and barangay officials.
On the first day of the road opening and construction, Mayor Bayron started the activity with a flag raising activity in the barangay hall of Langogan. Then the City Government also mobilized several heavy equipment that fast tracked the project implementation.
As of Thursday, September 17, 2020, or three days after the start of the project opening, during the visit of Mayor Bayron and other key officials, almost two-kilometer portion of the road has been already opened.
City Government Executive Assistant and former City Councilor Feliberto “Felly Boy” Oliveros said that they already fast-tracking the implementation of the project, several months ago.
Last month, personnel from the different agencies such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), the Armed Forces, city government offices such as the offices of the Mayor’s Office, Engineering, Assessor, Environment and Natural Resources, and other offices involved in the pre-construction phase of the road project, visited the site for the stalking or tracking, inventory of affected trees, area clearing and brushing from weeds and vegetation, etc.
Punong Barangay Camilo Bebit said that the project will significantly benefit the local residents in their barangay especially those who live in Kalabukay and other interior purok.
Last July 2020, the barangay council of Langogan has passed a resolution requesting City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron and the Sangguniang Panlungsod to allocate funds and open road from Bukang Liwayway to Kalabukay.
The barangay officials facilitated the dialogue with landowners where the proposed road will traverse, and convince them to donate portions of their properties to pave way for the road project.