Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has ordered the swift repair of damaged roads and bridges in Lanao del Norte to ensure that they would be passable before the end of January.
“The heaviest damage are in Dalama Bridge, Daligdigan Bridge, and Pinuyak Bridge,” Villar said.
“I’ve inspected each of the affected bridge and we’re implementing a 24/7 construction schedule to ensure that the deadline set by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is met,” he underscored.
Dalama is a 27.6-meter bridge located in Munai, Lanao del Norte.
“The approach of the Dalama bridge is damaged. Actual damage cost is about 40 Million. In the long-term, we’re looking at constructing a revetment in the area,” Villar said.
Pinuyak is a 49-meter bridge in Lala, Lanao del Norte streching from Maranding to Pinuyak Alternate Road.
“We are also studying the possibility of replacing the damaged infrastructure with a permanent bridge with revetment and approaches at the upstream and downstream,” Villar said.
Daligdigan is a 49-meter bridge located at Salvador, Lanao del Norte.
“Following a 24/7 construction schedule, we set a 7-day time table for Dalama Bridge, 15 days for Daligdigan,” Villar said.
“Before January ends, all damaged bridges will be passable,” he added.
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