N. Samar gov’t opens P122-M Laoangan bridge to boost economic activities
TACLOBAN CITY — A 122-meter concrete bridge, connecting the towns of San Roque and Pambujan, both in Northern Samar, was opened on Thursday, Feb. 8.
The Laoangan Bridge, built at a cost of P122.81 million, connects several communities in both municipalities and is expected to hasten transportation and boost economic activities.
Northern Samar Gov. Edwin Ongchuan, who led the opening of the two-lane bridge, said that aside from shortening the time of travel, the bridge will also help boost the economies of the two towns.
“Since there are several beach resorts in the area, it will boost the tourism sector of San Roque since it will be accessible to the tourists,” he said.
The governor added that this new development in San Roque will not only make transportation of agricultural products easier but will also increase access to health, education, and other social services of nearby communities.
Ongchuan pushed for its construction following the request of San Roque former mayor and now provincial board member Don Avalon.
Avalon expressed his gratitude to the governor and Rep. Harris Ongchuan.
“The bridge will not only hasten transportation but also will make it easy to bring seafood products from Bantayan Bay, where a rich sea and beautiful beaches are located,” he said.
Avalon said residents of Barangays Panenerongan and Doña Anecita of Pambujan and Laoangan of San Roque will benefit from this bridge.