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N. Samar breaks ground on Catarman-Laoang bridge

Northern Samar Rep.Edwin C. Ong (fourth from left), former Rep. Emil L. Ong (fifth from right), District Engineer Ferdinand Briones and other officials led the ground-breaking of the Rawis-Talisay bridge in Laoang, Northern Samar recently. (Nestor L. Abrematea)

LAOANG, Northern Samar, November 12, 2018–Government officials recently broke ground on a bridge that will connect this island town and the province’s capital of Catarman.

The P117 million project is funded through the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2018, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

DPWH Northern Samar 2nd District Engr. Ferdinand Briones said the new bridge will help boost the economy of the nearby towns of Northern Samar, particularly the town of Laoang.

Briones said the bridge project is under contract with B. Vicencio Construction and in a joint venture with CDU Construction, both local contractors in Samar.

Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were Northern Samar Rep. Edwin Ong and other local officials of the province. (Nestor L. Abrematea)

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