DPWH Kalinga lower district orders  fast-tracking of Tanudan bridge project


CITY OF TABUK, May 20 (PIA) – – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Lower Kalinga Engineering District orders the speedy implementation  the Php100 –million worth  Tanudan bridge  project crossing the Tanudan river at Dumanay which was retargeted complete within this year after a year of delay.
Assistant District Engineer Ruby Uyam said the contractor, C.T. Leoncio Construction and Trading/Tribu Design and Construction JV, was instructed to provide additional equipment and manpower on site to expedite work while the weather is good.

Construction of said bridge was delayed due to inaccessibility along Tabuk-Banawe road caused by series of slides on intermittent section during the onslaught of Typhoons Ompong and Rosita causing also construction to slow down incurring a slippage of 81.30% as of April 22.
The bridge is a vital link to the municipal center of Tanudan located at Banagao, Poblacion and to connect upper barangays to the circumferential-provincial road from Taloctoc to Mangali to the national highway. It will also provide alternate route from Tabuk City to Banawe.
The project when completed will make travel safer and faster, reduce travel time and fuel cost, enhance access to production areas and easy transport of agricultural products to the market.  It will also contribute in the promotion of tourism thru safer access to tourist spots.

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Meanwhile, Uyam informed the Tabuk-Banaue via Tanudan-Barlig road is on going concreting of which a greater portion of the stretch is handled by the regional DPWH- Cordillera Regional Office.  
She said a portion their office    is supervising is 79% complete incurring 13% slippage. It is targeted to be completed in August this year. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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