LAOANG, NORTHERN SAMAR – Northern Samar and Eastern Samar will now be interconnected with the construction of a cross-country road network this year.
Northern Samar Second District Rep. Edwin C. Ong stated that he has worked for the funding of the P110-million road project that will link the towns of Las Navas, Northern Samar to Jipapad, Eastern Samar and Lapinig, Northern Samar.
Ong also said bidding for the project will be conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Northern Samar Second Engineering District Office this November.
The allotment for the cross-country road will come from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2017, which he worked out in Congress last year.
The new road network will help the economic development of the coastal towns of Northern Samar, as well as the town of Jipapad in Eastern Samar, because farmers will now have easier access to the markets through the new road, making their farm products readily available.