Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspects ongoing road projects in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan on Friday (March 8, 2019). (Contributed photo)
ILOILO CITY -- The Phase 2 of the circumferential road project in Boracay Island will start this month, said Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar on Friday.
Villar arrived on the island to inspect the Boracay Circumferential Road from Cagban Port to Rotonda and the missing gap in Barangay Bulabog that stretches to about 4.12 kilometers.
“Phase 1 is almost done so we will be formally inaugurating the Phase 1 within the end of the month,” he said.
The second phase of the project is composed of a two-lane section. The first section will cover road from the Elizalde property passing through the Ambassador Hotel towards the City Mall. The other section will be from the Tambisaan Port and will end at the Rotonda.
“The second phase will be completed within a year,” he added.
Apart from the second phase of the circumferential road, Villar said that they will also work on the road network within the Lake Town.
Meantime, Villar said that they are working fast as long as the “workable area” will be delivered to them. The challenge, he said, is that utilities providers are also working on their own projects although they are also coordinating with the Boracay Water and Boracay Tubi. (PNA)