CATARMAN, Northern Samar - The interior town of Silvino Lobos, this province, is a recipient of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) project, the governor of this province told reporters in an interview here.
Northern Samar Governor Paul Daza said that the R195-million PAMANA project is funding the now-undergoing construction of the 50-meter San Antonio (formerly Cagpanit-an) bridge and the concreting of the 3.1-kilometer road section leading towards it.
Daza also informed local media that the amount of R156 million, or about 80 percent of the total R195-million project cost, has been released recently while the remaining amount will be disbursed when said project has been substantially accomplished.
He said that this particular PAMANA project is part of the road that from the national highway in Mondragon town leading to the municipality of Silvino Lobos. The construction of the 6.7-meter wide road adopts the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) national standard, Daza added.
The Northern Samar governor also said the second phase of the project funded by PAMANA is for the construction and concreting of the 28-kilometer national highway-Silvino Lobos road and the building of three bridges.
The project funding's initial phase was for the concreting of a 1.7-kilomater road section from Barangay Nenita to Sitio Kanawa, Barangay Mirador which cost a total of R30 million, he added.