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Provincial road connecting Pinukpuk, Kalinga and Conner, Apayao now a national highway


Tabuk City, Kalinga – The Kalinga-Apayao provincial road connecting Pinukpuk in Kalinga and the town of Conner in Apayao was converted into a national highway to ‘spur economic development and opportunities.’


Acting Secretary Roger Mercado of the Department of Public Works and Highways handed over the declaration order to Congressman Elias C. Bulut Jr. on June 21, 2022.


With the conversion, the DPWH would take over the responsibility of maintaining the road.

According to the department, commerce and trade are expected to be enhanced with paved and duly maintained road network.


“With the recent promulgation, the people of Apayao can look forward to improved accessibility and reduced travel time, leading to enhanced productivity in the province,” stated Bulut through the Philippine News Agency.


Also converted to national roads are Piddig-Carasi (Ilocos Norte)-Calanasan-Langnao-Kabugao road, Santa Maria-Upper Atok-Aurora road, Sanchez Mira (Cagayan-Kittag-Cadaclan-Eva Garden (Apayao) road, Kabugao (Apayao)-Tineg, Abra-Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte road, Cagayan-Apayao road (Buluan, Mawegui-Allangigan-Rizal road), and Paddaoan-Talifugo-Marag road.

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