DPWH Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, in charge of DPWH operations in Region 5 said that while Bicol Region has experienced bad weather condition these past few weeks, for the last week of March a total of 60% of the program of work was already completed.
"We have already instructed the field engineers to make the necessary catch up activities so that inspite of the recent inclement weather we can assure that the project will be completed by September this year," Yabut said.
DPWH Region V Director Orlando Roces said that the project involves the asphalt overlaying and improvement of three main road sections of the Quirino-Andaya Highway which includes Tabugon-Sta Elena Section in Camarines Norte, Del Gallego-Ragay Section and Lupi-Sipocot Section both located in Camarines Sur.
"Out of the three road sections, we have intensified the works at the Del Gallego- Ragay due to damage on concrete pavement that poses danger to the motorists," Roces said.
This P350 Million road improvement project will not only speed up traveling time going in and out of the Bicol Region built it would also promote trade and industry as it complements inter-island highways as it was included in the Eastern and Central Nautical Highway.