Considered as one of the vital road network in Cordillera region as it connects the major tourists spots and agricultural communities to the market areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways doubled their efforts in completing the remaining concreting works in the Banaue-Bontoc Road Project.
In his recent inspection, Public Works Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr. instructed the DPWH Cordillera Administrative Region to take advantage of the remaining summer weeks and accomplish much of the programmed works.
Included in President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo> '> s State of the Nation Address, once completed the travelling time from Bontoc in Mt. Province to the famous tourist destination rice terraces in Banaue, Ifugao will be lessened from two or three hours to one hour.
Josefina Bangan, wife of a local farmer in Mt. Polis said that even the project is not yet fully completed they had already increase their profit because they were able to sell their vegetable products at a much higher price because of its freshness due to fast delivery from the farm to market centers.
DPWH Cordillera Administrative Region Director Roy Manao said that the project is already 35.89% complete and in coordination with the contractor they are maximizing their efforts to complete the project on or before December this year.
This P864 Million road project involves the construction of 94.12 kilometers of Portland cement concrete pavement from Brgy. View Point in Banaue to Sumani in Bontoc. It also includes the construction of drainage system, slope protection works and installation of road safety devices such as guardrails and road signs.