THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will ask the assistance of the City Government of Bacolod to remove the illegal structures along the Bacolod Economic Highway (BEH) in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City.
District Engineer Abraham Villareal, who inspected the BEH Phase 1 in Barangay Sum-ag Thursday, June 13, said about 15 illegal structures or shanties made of light materials were seen beside the BEH.
He said he will send a letter to Mayor Evelio Leonardia requesting the City Legal Office to team up with the DPWH to remove the illegal structures in the area.
Villareal added he will also assign a staff in BEH Phase 1 to monitor the area.
The DPWH has started the construction of the three-kilometer portion of the BEH Phase 1 in Barangay Sum-ag worth P300 million in 2017.
This is part of the 21-kilometer economic highway with the total cost of P4.8 billion.
The 21-kilometer BEH will cover areas across Barangays Sum-ag, Cabug, Felisa, Handumanan, Mansilingan, Estefania, Granada, Mandalagan, and Bata.
Villareal said the Sum-ag BEH is already passable for the private vehicle going Barangay Cabug.
He said they already finished about 40 percent of the construction of the project. (MAP)