Infrastructure is a vital component to progress. It enables the movement of basic commodities from one point to another. It also open up new oppurtunities for towns where these roads passes.
Such a good example is the Abra-Ilocos Norte road that links up the Province of Ilocos Norte and Abra in the north via Nagaparan, Danglas. According to the map, the first town you hit when you pas this road is the town of Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.
I have heard that this road has bee completed 5 times according to the DPWH records. I wonder how this road look like, I thought. So we decided to look into the state of the road during my visit to Abra. We were disappointed at what we saw. The site of the mountain to our left is stunning but he road is an eye sore. We saw rip-raps falling apart, numerous missing lanes and according to young bikers we met, the paved road has not reach Nueva Era.
By the way, this road is a project another Congresswoman Joy Bernos project. I did asked Gov. Bersamin what’s happening to this road but he declined to comment. Here’s some picture we took.