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Road project improves Aurora town’s access to markets

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the completion of a road concreting project in San Luis town in Aurora province.

According to officials, the Aurora District Engineering Office (DEO) paved the 615-meter portion of the 2.88-kilometer Dibalo-Dibut Municipal Road in Barangay Dibut.

DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino said the P19.80-million infrastructure involved construction of a 6.7-meter portland cement concrete pavement and provision of paved shoulders with lined canals and catchwalls.

“Aurora DEO implemented the road improvement project along the barangay Dibut section of the municipal road to complement the 1.47-kilometer already paved portion in 2021,” he said in a Philippine Information Agency report.

Upgrading the road leading to the coastal village of Dibut connects locals not just to the town proper but also to the provincial capital of Baler, the report said.

“This in turn eases access to much-needed social services while at the same time facilitating convenient delivery of local agricultural products such as bananas and coconuts to market centers within and outside the province,” it added.